Another Tampa Heat Milestone: Longest Stretch Of 70-Degree-Plus Weather
Just a month after setting a record for the hottest September on record, Tampa can lay claim to yet another heat milestone.
Monday's low temperature only dipped to 74 degrees. According to the National Weather Service, it was the 156th consecutive day without the thermometer falling below 70.
It's the longest stretch in which Tampa did not see temperatures in the 60s. You have to go back to May 17, when it was 68 degrees, to feel that relative cool snap.
The previous record was set just last year, and the average low this time of year should be 67 degrees.
Not only that, but Tampa has never made it this far into the fall without temperatures falling below 70 degrees. The previous record was Oct. 19th, 1959.
Relief might be in sight, though you might not be able to tell by Tuesday morning's humid, soupy conditions.
After another warm morning with patchy fog lows in the mid to upper 70s, a cold front is forecast to move through the region later in the day, forecasters said. It is forecast to drop the lows into the upper 60s by Tuesday night, ending the warm streak at 156 days.
Highs on Wednesday are forecast to be in the low 80s, much more in line with the 83-degree normal high temperature for this time of year.
Enjoy it while it lasts. Forecasters expect highs to reach the upper 80s by Thursday.