TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Despite the cloudy skies, we warmed up to 76° today. Expect a cloudy, mild evening with temperatures sliding down slowly through the 60s into the cool upper 50s. Light showers will begin to track across our area, mainly in Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco counties for the most part.
The front will continue to slide south through the Tampa Bay area tonight and early Saturday making for good chances for light showers and drizzle through the middle of the day. Expect overcast skies and chilly temperatures, mainly in the upper 50s. Saturday night the skies will clear, winds will turn breezy out of the north and another blast of cooler and drier air will settle in the for weekend.
Sunday starts out in the mid 40s and only makes it into the upper 50s despite sunny skies. There will be a chilly northerly breeze making it feel even cooler.
The Bucs playoff game will be dry and sunny but it will be cold with temps in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees at kickoff but then dropping throughout the game.
A second, stronger Gulf system will pass through the peninsula on Tuesday. This will increase rain chances again with the possibility of a few strong storms as well. Stay tuned over the weekend as we work out the timing and details of this next system but either way behind it, cooler air once again returns.
It’s far too soon to tell, but long term forecast models are hinting that next weekend may be wet which could be problematic for Gasparilla- we will keep you updated as we know more.