ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Temperatures will remain well above average through the weekend and it could be the warmest we’ve seen of the season so far, especially away from the coast. A strong ridge of high pressure will keep us quiet through the weekend too.

Thursday will start off mild with a mix of sun and clouds. Temperatures will climb into the mid 80s again with a sea breeze developing during the afternoon.

Temperatures will continue to warm into Friday and Saturday. Temperatures could climb into the upper 80s to low 90s away from the coast.

The record high for Tampa on Saturday is 88 degrees — we will likely reach that. The all-time record high for the entire month of March if 92 degrees, set in 1907. While Tampa probably will not see that number, it’s possible some towns will, especially inland and away from the coast.

Most of us will stay dry this weekend but signals continue to point toward a pattern change around the middle of next week. This will bring us slightly cooler air and higher rain chances.

We will monitor the potential of thunderstorms next Wednesday as the next disturbance swings through.

7-day forecast