Clear skies and nice temps greeted Tampa residents Thursday morning.
The highly anticipated cool down is on the way for this weekend but we still have a couple days of warm, muggy weather to get through first.
Today will be hot with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Tampa may go for a run at a daily record high. The forecast is 87 degrees but the record for today stands at 88 degrees, set back in 1986.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight with mild conditions. Overnight temperatures will fall back to the low 70s.
Friday is when we expect the next cold front to pass through. It will not happen until later in the day so temperatures will still be in the 80s with muggy conditions.
The exception will be along the Nature Coast where highs will be in the upper 70s. Showers and thunderstorms will develop as the cold front nears. Some of these showers may linger into earlier Saturday. It will turn breezy as cooler, less humid air moves in.
A lot of cold air will funnel across the eastern United States through next week, leading to winter weather along the northern states. Some of this cold air will work into Florida next week.
We expect another cold front to push south of us mid next week. This cold front will be stronger with colder weather behind it.
By next Wednesday, our high temperatures will max out near 70 degrees and morning lows will range from the upper 40s along the Nature Coast to near 50 in Tampa.