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Cold morning, but Tampa’s frigid run ends today

After a stretch of frigid conditions, by Florida standards, residents will be able to ditch the winter gear today.

But not until enduring yet another chilly morning.

A Wind Chill Advisory for the region, and Freeze Warnings for Pasco County north, expired at 7 a.m. as temperatures started out this morning in the upper-30s in most areas, News Channel 8 meteorologist Leigh Spann said.

A quick warmup will take place, however, as temperatures will climb into the mid-60s today under mostly cloudy skies with lows tonight dropping only into the mid-50s.

That’s a day after the Tampa area had its coldest temperatures of the winter Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Ruskin. The low was 33 degrees, just two degrees above a record low for Tuesday’s date, set in 1891, said Paul Close, meteorologist with the weather service.

Rain chances climb along with the temperatures on Thursday, as highs will reach the mid-70s before inching back up into the low-80s this weekend.

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