Tampa Bay Weather: From Frost to Shelters, What to Expect This Weekend


Get ready, Tampa Bay! From frosty mornings to the opening of cold weather shelters, here’s your weekend weather and shelter guide.

Forecast Today: Chilly Winds and Clouds

As the day unfolds, expect chilly winds from the north at 8 to 16 mph. Mostly cloudy skies will bring below-normal temperatures, with highs lingering in the 60s. The evening carries a chance of showers and potential patchy fog, though not as cold, with temperatures settling in the 50s.

Forecast on Sunday: Brisk and Partly Cloudy

Sunday brings a mix of clouds and brisk winds. Temperatures rebound to the upper 50s, providing a milder contrast to Saturday’s chill. A day to enjoy partly cloudy skies, but keep a jacket handy for the lingering winter breeze.

The Shelters: Welcoming Those in Need

As temperatures dip, cold weather shelters open across the Bay area. Today, Hillsborough and Citrus Counties lead the way, providing refuge for those unable to find adequate heat or shelter. Various locations and transportation details are available for those seeking warmth and safety.

Citrus County Shelters (Opens Tonight at 6 pm):

  • Nature Coast Community Church (5113 Suncoast Blvd in Homosassa)


  • Citrus County Transit: Call (352) 527-7630 or check the schedule.
  • Orange Line: More info at 352-234-3099.

Hillsborough County Shelters (Opens Tonight 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.):

  • Church of God of Prophecy Hyde Park (107 S. Oregon Ave., Tampa, FL 33606)
  • Greater New Hope Church Anointed Ministries (2104 Mud Lake Rd., Plant City, FL 33566)
  • Hyde Park United Methodist Church (500 W. Platt St., Tampa, FL 33606)
  • Legacy Church (3416 N. 15th St., Tampa, FL 33605)
  • New Life Church (8216 N. 13th St., Tampa, FL 33604)
  • Tampa Bay Mission of Hope (212 S. St. Cloud Ave. Building A, Valrico, FL 33594)

Families with Minor Children

Metropolitan Ministries is offering single-night motel vouchers for families with minor children. Pre-registration is required by calling (813) 209-1176.

Weather Recap: Stay Weather-Wise and Shelter-Ready

From frosty mornings to shelter openings, this weekend in Tampa Bay is a weather tapestry. Stay weather-wise, keep an umbrella nearby, and be prepared for the meteorological journey ahead.