Freeze and frosts are expected in some areas of the state tonight. Lows in the mid-40s are forecast in Pinellas County with wind chill reading of 35 to 40 Sunday night and early Monday morning.
Despite a buzz around Tampa Bay earlier this week about a possibility of snow, local meteorologists now say chances are zero that any frozen precipitation will be seen in Pinellas County tonight or Monday morning.
Forecast lows for Sunday night also have moderated. Instead of near-freezing temperatures, county residents can expect lows in the mid-40s with northwest winds of 5 to 10 mph and lowest wind chill readings of 35 to 40 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
High winds and waves are expected to continue Sunday afternoon for waters off west central and southwest Florida. A small craft advisory is in effect until 11 p.m. A lake wind advisory continues until 7 p.m. Boaters are advised to expect rough boating conditions.
A beach hazards statement remains in effect until 7 p.m. According to the NWS, a moderate risk of tip currents continues at area beaches from Pinellas County south to Manatee County.
Winds are expected to diminish overnight, allowing for colder temperatures.
For the second time this year, cold weather shelters are opening for the homeless.
The shelters for will open Sunday, March 3, at about 6 p.m. and accept guests throughout the night. They will close Monday morning at about 6 a.m.
Shelter guests are provided a hot evening meal, a warm safe place to spend the night and breakfast the following morning.
Pinellas County shelters are located in the following locations.
Adult Men and Women
- Clearwater primary shelter: Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S. Ft. Harrison Ave.; capacity 75. Church Phone: 727-442-3677.
- Clearwater back-up shelter: St. Cecelia Catholic Church, 820 Jasmine Way; capacity 40. Church Phone: 727-447-3494
- Pinellas Park: Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast in Pinellas Park, 7790 61st St. N.; capacity, 250. Phone: 727-574-5437. Transportation to and from this shelter and downtown St. Petersburg St. Vincent DePaul will be provided by Boley Inc.
- St. Petersburg: Northwest Presbyterian Church, 6330 54th Ave. N., St. Petersburg; capacity 75. Church phone: 727-544-4551.
- St. Petersburg: Salvation Army, 1400 Fourth St. S., capacity 25. Phone: 727-822-4954
- St. Petersburg: The Turning Point, 1810 Fifth Ave. N.; capacity, 25. Phone: 727-823-7811
- Tarpon Springs: St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church, 812 E. Tarpon Ave.; capacity 45. Phone: 727-479-2914
Families with children will be placed in motels on cold nights. Call Sarah Snyder with the Homeless Leadership Board at 727-424-1355 to make arrangements.