TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Today brought quite the cold start, with upper 30 across the Nature Coast and upper 40s in Tampa. Sunny skies warmed us into the low 70s for the afternoon hours.

Clouds built up across our area from the south this evening. The clouds will act like a blanket overnight and keep us from getting quite as chilly overnight tonight.

Temperatures will drop quickly once again tonight and it will be chilly, but not as cold as this morning. Low temps will be in the upper 40s along the Nature Coast and low 50s everywhere else Friday morning.

The lows over the next few mornings will still be cool but will be slightly warmer each morning through Sunday.

The gradual warming trend will continue and tomorrow afternoon will be warmer than today with highs in the upper 70s.

Temperatures will warm back into the low to mid 80s over the weekend but it will stay pleasant with low humidity in place and the mornings and evenings will still be cool and crisp. Humidity and very low rain chances will return for the middle of next week.