TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today started out chilly, but warmed nicely under sunny skies. We topped out in the mid to upper 70s during the afternoon. The first part of the evening will be lovely and mild, the second half of the evening turns cool under clear skies.

We wake up in the upper 50s and low 60s on Friday, but we anticipate quite a lovely warm up, ending in the low 80s. Friday will be rather breezy, with gusty winds out of the south increasing our temperatures and our humidity.

St. Patrick’s Day is our warmest day with highs in the low 80s, and it will feel pleasant through the evening as many people will be out enjoying the River O’ Green festival.

It’s a different kind of green on Saturday…the green on the radar. While it won’t rain on you all day, off and on showers are possible through the day as a slow-moving front arrives. Highs will still be in the mid-upper 70s even with the extra clouds around. The chances for rain begin early in the day in Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco counties. The chances for rain spread into Pinellas and Hillsborough during the middle of the day. Our southern and inland counties stay the driest the longest.

The front sinks slightly to the south Sunday, so it’ll be cooler in the 60s, but rain chances continue. The better chances for rai Sunday will be to the south of I-4.

Another area of low pressure develops Monday and keeps lingering showers around before finally heading into the Atlantic Tuesday.

Once that low pressure pulls away, we return to mostly sunny and comfortable days Wednesday and Thursday of next week.