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Tampa Bay in the lower 50s? Grab your jackets for Tuesday.

Besides a possibility of thunderstorms overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning, Tampa Bay will be mostly dry this week.

Take it in, Tampa Bay.

The cool weather from Monday wasn’t a blip. Instead, it was the start of a week where temperatures will regularly be in the 60s, according to meteorologists at the National Weather Service.

Tuesday will be the coolest day of the week if projections are correct. The weather service says temperatures could reach into the lower 50s on Tuesday morning, with lows reaching 51 in Citrus and Hernando counties, while Tampa will get as cold as 58.

It may get even colder Tuesday morning, according to some meteorologists.

“There will even be some spots in Citrus and Hernando County that dip to the 40s,” Spectrum Bay News 9 meteorologist Josh Linker said Monday. “That’s impressive for late April.”

There will be little humidity on Tuesday, too, said Linker.

The afternoon will be warmer and could reach up to 84 in Tampa on Tuesday, but lows for the evening will once again be in the lower-to-mid 50s for Tampa Bay, according to the weather service.

There will be little-to-no rain this week, with the only projected chance coming overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning when a cold front is expected to bring thunderstorms, meteorologists say. The weather service said Tuesday morning there is a marginal risk those storms could be severe.

Wednesday is expected to be the hottest day of the week with a high of 87 and a low of 72. After a cold front moves in (and brings brief rain with it), lows for Tampa Bay will return to 61 and 62 degrees on Thursday and Friday.

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