SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) – Suncoast residents should bring pets inside at night and protect plants that are sensitive to cold temperatures. Manatee and Sarasota counties east of I-75 are under a frost advisory until 9 a.m. Sunday. The entire area of ​​Hardee and DeSoto counties is under a frost advisory for the same length of time.

Suncoasters will wake up to a chilly Martin Luther King Jr. day with temperatures mostly in the low 40s, and select areas in the upper 30s, such as Sarasota, Parrish, and North Port. Expect highs in the upper 60s, plenty of sun, and dry air for the holidays. By Monday night, the lows will return to the 40s for one more morning.

Those heading to watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Dallas Cowboys in the wild card playoff game should bundle up for a chilly night. Temperatures at the 8:15 pm kickoff will be 53 degrees at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. By the end of the game, they will have dropped to the top 40. Fortunately, the winds will be minimal, which will reduce the wind chill.

Daytime highs will climb to the 70s on Tuesday and continue to climb as we move into the weekend. A small chance of rain returns towards the end of the work week.