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Temperatures around Tampa Bay warm a bit this weekend

Temperatures are expected to cool down again after Wednesday

Tampa Bay residents can expect to see warmer temperatures this weekend, followed by a good chance of showers toward the middle of the week.

This past week, the Tampa Bay area saw cool temperatures. But highs are expected to climb to above average this weekend.

Bay News 9 meteorologist Josh Linker said it’s common to experience a wide range of temperatures during this time of year.

“There really is no normal temperature for this time of year,” he said. Instead, he said, meteorologists compare temperatures to an average baseline calculated from the course of a few weeks. Highs and lows can fluctuate several degrees above or below this average.

Tampa can expect to see a high of 77 degrees and a low of 63 degrees Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Sunday’s temperatures are forecast to range from 78 degrees to 64 degrees. A slight chance of showers is expected for Monday, with temperatures still ranging from 78 degrees to 61 degrees.

St. Petersburg’s temperatures are forecast to reach 72 degrees on Saturday and fall to 64 later and range from 76 degrees to 66 degrees on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. There is a slight chance of showers Monday.

Clearwater is expected to reach a high of 74 degrees and a low of 62 degrees Saturday, with a high of 76 degrees and a low of 64 degrees on Sunday. A 30 percent chance of showers is expected on Monday.

There is a 50 percent chance of showers in all three cities Wednesday. Linker said there a cold front is expected to push through the area Wednesday. That will cool down temperatures toward the end of the week.