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Grab your jackets, Tampa Bay. We’re in for another chilly weekend.

Temperatures could drop into the 40s on Saturday and Sunday night, the coldest weather of the season so far.
The seven-day forecast for Tampa Bay.
The seven-day forecast for Tampa Bay. [ Spectrum Bay News 9 ]
Published Nov. 4
Updated Nov. 4

Just a week after Tampa Bay’s first real cold front of the season, an even stronger one is on its way this weekend.

Temperatures are forecast to drop into the upper 40s on Saturday and Sunday night, said Spectrum Bay News 9 Meteorologist Nick Merianos.

The coldest temperatures will come Sunday night through early Monday morning, Merianos said. The high for each day will not top 72.

“It’s the coolest air of the season by far,” Merianos said.

The National Weather Service’s Ruskin office confirmed that any dip into the 40s would make this weekend’s weather the coolest of the season for the Tampa Bay area.

Before the cold, though, some heavy showers are expected Friday.

The Bay News 9 forecast calls for a 70 percent chance of rain Friday as temperatures begin to dip. That will be followed by a 20 percent rain chance Saturday and no rain in the forecast for Sunday.

Accompanying the cold will be gusty winds, Merianos said. Some areas along the coast could experience wind gusts as high as 40 mph.

The weather will remain pleasant past the weekend but not quite as chilly. The high for Monday will be 75, followed by 79 Tuesday and a return to the low 80s by Wednesday. Lows each day will be in the upper 50s and low 60s.