TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – This morning was chilly, we started out in the upper 40s and low 50s, but warmed up nicely during the day. We topped out in the mid 70s, under relatively cloudy skies.

Tonight won’t be quite that chilly, sink down into the low to mid 60s. The cloud stick around overnight and gusty winds begin to build.

Wednesday will be warm and windy. Southerly winds build up to be sustained around 20 mph with gusts around 30 mph. The southerly direction of the wind brings warm, tropical air over us and out temperatures will soar into the upper 70s and low 80s. The increase in winds is due to an approaching cold front that will bring us a line of storms Wednesday evening and a cool down starting on Thursday.

The front arrives after sunset tomorrow, and a line of showers and thunderstorms will be possible along and just ahead of the front. Most of the rain will end before sunrise on Thursday.

The cooler air pushes south Thursday, so highs stay in the mid 60s, and it gets quite chilly Thursday night. Lows will be in the mid 40s.

It’s sunny and cool Friday before another chilly night. If you’re getting your pirate costume ready for Gasparilla on Saturday, it will be quite cool in the morning with temperatures in the 40s, but it warms up nicely. Highs should be in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees with lots of sunshine.