MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Chilliest temperatures of this cold snap settle in tonight


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – We *technically* topped out at 75° degrees today, but it was what we call an upside down day, where the warmest temperatures were before sunrise, we hit 75° between 1-3:00a.m. After that we cooled down into the low 60s by sunrise. Because a cold front pushed through our area today, we wailed to warm up during the day beyond the upper 60s thanks to the colder drier air moving into our area behind the front.

It gets chilly quickly after sunset. Overnight lows will be in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees. That’s slightly below average for early January, but the cool down doesn’t last long.

Despite the chilliest temperatures of this cold snap on Tuesday morning, we do expect to warm up into the mild mid 70s for the afternoon hours. Expect partly cloudy skies and lighter winds out of the north-northeast between 5-10 mph.

Temperature will turn cool again Tuesday night, dipping into the upper 50s for early Wednesday morning.

Wednesday looks quite lovely, starting off cool, but warming into the mid 70s under mostly sunny skies.

There is a 30% chance for a few isolated showers early Friday, but they will not amount to much. After that, expect partly cloudy to cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid 70s for the afternoon.

The weekend looks even better, warming into the low 80s under mostly sunny skies on Saturday and Sunday.

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