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Few chilly nights ahead for Tampa Bay area

Published:   |   Updated: December 16, 2013 at 11:47 PM

The Tampa Bay area is in for a bit of a cold spell over the next couple of nights with lows Monday and Tuesday in the 40s.

The National Weather Service was calling for a low of only 43 for Monday night, with a light northeast wind of 3 to 5 mph. There are reports of a frost warning for Citrus and Hernando counties, where the forecast low is only 33.

Tuesday will be sunny with a high near 71, but the low plunges to 46 at night.

Wednesday gets warmer with a sunny day and a high near 71, and a low of 55 that night.

More warming arrives for Thursday with a high near 78 and a low of 62 at night.

Friday and Saturday the high reaches near 80 and there is a 20 percent chance of showers for Friday and Saturday.