First Cold Front Due This Week

RUSKIN (970 WFLA) -- A cool front is on the way... expected to bring our first below-60 temperatures of the season later this week. Meteorologist Daniel Noah at the National Weather Service in Ruskin says the first cold front of the season is a little behind schedule.

"Normally, the (first front) comes through (around) October 17th," Noah says. 

According to National Weather Service records dating back to the 1890's, the earliest a cold front arrived here was September 19th in 1981. The latest for Tampa was November 15th in 1919. 

Below 60 temperatures can arrive even earlier just a short distance to our north. Chiefland, about a hundred miles north of the Tampa Bay area, recorded its first front of the 1969 season August 27th. 

See more NWS cold front records here:

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