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Frost - North Florida

Frost Advisory for All of Inland North Florida Tuesday Morning

A Frost Advisory has been issued for all of  inland North Florida from 3 am to 8 am Tuesday morning. Clear skies, light winds, and a cool, dry air mass will allow temperatures to fall to near freezing overnight. This set-up makes frost likely, especially in rural areas across inland North Florida. This is not an unusual occurrence for late January....

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Longest Cold Snap of the Winter Arrives Friday

Winter is making a comeback this weekend. It won’t be the coldest air this season, but it will likely last the longest.  Five straight days of below-average temperatures will follow the cold front that moved through Thursday.  Even though a freeze is not expected, there will be several nights with temperatures dipping into the 30’s. The front was already making an...

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Frigid Wind Chills

Strong storms possible (mainly west of I-75) midnight – 7 am Saturday Wind chills in the 20’s and 30’s Saturday afternoon through Monday morning Back-to-back freezes Sunday and Monday   Bitter cold will arrive this weekend with the first arctic blast of the year.  The polar jet is making a dive into the southeast this weekend causing storms overnight on Friday,...

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Why Another [Winter] Warm Up is on the Way

The title of this story might be one we can repeat multiple times this winter.  Warmer than normal temperatures are expected in Florida for the next three months, largely because of a La Nina that has formed. That’s not to say there won’t be some cold spurts. Gainesville was climbing out of one Saturday. A nice warming trend has begun in...

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Wind Chills Fall to 20’s by Saturday Morning

Front arrives Thursday afternoon Near-freezing wind chills Friday morning Even colder Saturday morning; wind chills in 20s   The coldest air of the early winter season arrives Thursday afternoon. Winds will pick up out of the north, ushering in an air mass straight from Canada. Winds are currently picking up in #Gainesville #Ocala, and gusts are possible up to 20 mph...

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Two Strong Fronts This Week

Two strong fronts in three days will traverse Florida. The first arrives Tuesday and will produce measurable rain, maybe even a few thunderstorms. The second will deliver the coldest air of the early winter season on Friday, with a freeze likely Friday night.   Meteorologist Deborah Alberto has broken down the timing of Monday and Tuesday’s showers and thunderstorms.   ...

Severe Risk Diminishes, Heavy Rain Continues

Update Tuesday 9 AM: Multiple downpours will continue through the late morning hours in North Florida. A second (or third) line of showers and thunderstorms will be moving through between 9 am and 2 pm ahead of an approaching cold front.  The threat for severe weather has significantly diminished, but these cells could still produce heavy rain and some lightning.   Numerous accidents were...

Wednesday's Highs

Near-Record Warmth to End November

Near-record warmth is expected to close out November.  Many areas across North Florida will be flirting with record highs Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. The high in Gainesville, for example, is forecast to be 84° on Wednesday, which would fall two degrees shy of 86, the record for the date set in 1978.   Jacksonville’s record high of 84º for this...

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Freeze Warnings Monday Morning in North Florida

    The coldest night in nearly nine months is expected across much of Florida, and for many inland areas north of I-4, an early season freeze is expected.  A Freeze Warning is in effect from 3 to 8 am Monday for the areas shaded in blue.   Typically, temperatures below the freezing mark aren’t felt in the Florida Panhandle or...