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Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

A strong cold front is slated to sweep through the state this weekend, dropping temperatures in the Tampa Bay area into the 30s by Monday morning.

There's the possibility that some spots north of Tampa will experience a freeze.

Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

The National Weather Service expects local temperatures to dip below 40 degrees, with an even colder wind chill predicted for the Tampa Bay area Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Roberto Roldan / WUSF Public Media

Emergency cold shelters have opened up across Tampa Bay as temperatures fall to near freezing throughout the week.

National Weather Service Tampa Bay

Temperatures have been dropping in the Tampa Bay area this weekend, and some counties are continuing to keep cold weather shelters open Sunday night for those in need.

Pasco and Citrus counties are opening shelters because of Friday night's expected cold weather.

Joining Hands Missions at 3333 US Hwy 19 North in Holiday will be open for individuals. Pasco County officials say families can contact United Way for more information at 211.

The Salvation Army in Citrus County is opening a shelter at 712 South School Avenue in Lecanto.

Temperatures north of the Tampa Bay area are expected to drop Friday night into the low to mid 30s.

Shelters Open As Colder Weather Arrives

Jan 18, 2016
National Weather Service

Cold weather shelters are open across the Tampa Bay area as some of the coldest air of this season arrives. 

The National Weather Service in Ruskin reports lows will be in the upper 30s and low 40s from Lee County north throughout the Tampa Bay region. Freeze warnings are in effect for Wednesday morning for Hernando, Citrus and Levy counties.

With Tampa Bay area temperatures expected to drop into the low 30s tonight with wind chills even lower, cold weather shelters will open all over the Bay area. We'll update the list when we receive new information.