Temperatures could be more than 25 degrees colder Thursday afternoon in Gainesville, compared to the same time the day before. Meteorological spring kicked off with record-tying temperatures Wednesday…
— UF Weather (@UFWeather) March 2, 2017
A cold front, however, will bring an end to that.
The front will be marked by a few showers in the late morning and midday hours, followed by a brisk north breeze and periodic drizzle in the afternoon. By early evening, a wind chill factor (what it will feel like) could be dipping into the 40s.
This will be an ugly day by Florida standards for early March, and shocking to many who aren’t prepared for the sudden change.
— Jeff Huffman (@HuffmanHeadsUp) March 2, 2017
The cooler air will stick around through Saturday, thanks to a persistent north breeze and a reinforcing front that arrives late Friday. Daytime highs to start the weekend will be in the lower 70’s, and overnight lows in the middle 40’s.