The unseasonably chilly weather will continue today, but a warm-up is en route for the weekend.
The high temperature in Tampa Tuesday and Wednesday was 59 degrees, both record low high temperatures.
Today will be slightly warmer — Bay News 9 predicted a high of 67 — but morning lows today and Friday will still be cold.
Overnight lows were expected to be in the 30s and 40s this morning, but should rebound to around 50 on Friday morning.
"We will continue to struggle to warm up until some time Friday afternoon,'' said Mike Clay, chief meteorologist with Bay News 9.
Friday's high will top off around 74 and highs over the weekend will approach 80. Morning lows Saturday and Sunday will be in the 60s.
Forecasters said skies will be sunny through the weekend and the next chance of rain won't arrive until next week.