Allergy sufferers are in for a rough time around the Tampa Bay area. The recent dry spell has brought an increase in pollen and dust. The Pollen.com forecast shows medium high pollen levels in store on Tuesday, before a spike into the bright red "high" zone on Wednesday. The biggest culprits are juniper, maple and oak. The levels are going to be high enough that they could cause problems for people who aren't normally effected. Check with your local pharmacist for suggestions on how to combat the sneezes and sniffles.
For those not worried about allergies, it's a great time of year to live in Tampa Bay. While parts of the country are bracing for wave after wave of winter storms, Tampa Bay residents might have to decide whether to run the air conditioner during the day or the heater at night. In his Monday weather discussion Senior Forecaster Bryan Mroczka says we might have to worry about some fog on Wednesday morning, but it won't last long. "Any early morning fog will lift within a couple hours of sunrise and lead to a partly sunny Tuesday. Temperatures will again warm into the lower 80s for many locations from the immediate coast."
According to the official 7 day forecast Wednesday will be the pivotal day of the week with a new weather system moving in during the night time hours and bringing gusty winds and a 60 percent chance of rain with it. The blustery weather will move through the area quickly setting the stage for a few days of cooler, drier weather.