Category: North Florida

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Freeze Warning Monday Morning

Our first taste of winter is on the way tonight.   The National Weather Service in Jacksonville has issued a Freeze Warning  for nearly all inland areas from 3 to 8 AM. Residents are urged to bring pets indoors and cover sensitive plants.   Lows could fall as low as the upper 20s near the I-10 corridor and in outlying areas of...

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Wind Chills Below Freezing Sunday Morning

  The first snow of the season plastered parts of the Plains and Midwest Friday. The cold front attached to that same system was moisture-starved when it moved through the Southeast Saturday. However, it sure made a difference in temperature around game time for the big Florida-LSU matchup. No comment. #UFvsLSU @GatorsFB #GoGators pic.twitter.com/MLToSMAQ8Y — Jeff Huffman (@HuffmanHeadsUp) November 19,...

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10 Day: Cold Thanksgiving Week Ahead

A significant change in the jet stream is coming, and just in time for Thanksgiving. Not one, but two strong cold fronts are expected to bookend the week. The first will drop overnight lows into the 30’s for the first time this fall by Monday morning. The second could deliver an equally cold, if not colder, air mass by Black Friday.  ...

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Supermoon Viewing Guide for North Florida

The biggest moon since the Truman administration will light up the sky for the next two nights.     The so-called “supermoon”, the biggest and brightest full moon of 2016, will be highest in the north Florida sky shortly before midnight Monday morning. According to NASA, the moon will appear up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than...

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Best Weather Day in the Swamp

The first and only noon game in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium this season will be the comfortable one. A noon kickoff in The Swamp often comes with the thought of a  sweltering heat index. This will not be the case Saturday. If you’re heading out to tailgate early, temperatures will be warming from the 50s to the 60s, skies will be...

Falling Back in Two Ways This Weekend

Not only do we “fall” back an hour this weekend, temperatures will be falling too.  Afternoon temperatures have been above average for the last ten days straight, with highs generally in the mid 80’s.  The warm streak will finally end Friday when a cold front sends in a more typical November air mass.       This is the month when holiday...

Trick-or-Treat Forecast

Spooktacularly Warm & Dry This Evening

This year’s trick-or-treat forecast is nothing short of spooktacular: warm, dry, and comfortable.  Jackets will not be a necessity as kids get their costumes ready for trick-or-treating this evening.  Temperatures will be near 80° as the sun is setting in north Florida and will be falling through the 70’s until 9 pm.   The umbrellas can also be left behind as...

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Ideal Weather for All Weekend Activities

Florida-Georgia If you’re headed to Jacksonville for the annual showdown between Florida and Georgia, the weather will certainly take a back seat to the important SEC match-up.  During the prime tailgating hours, temperatures will be between 80 and 84. Pair these above average temperatures with a nice breeze, though, and you get a nearly ideal afternoon for outdoor activities. Just...

Dry, Warm Finish to October Expected

One more cool night Monday Night (upper 40’s) Lows warm 15 to 20º by Wednesday Night Notable increase in humidity, but rain chances remain low   Records fell across north Florida on Sunday morning in the wake of a strong front Friday. Check out these low temps this morning! Gainesville broke the previous daily record of 42 degrees in 2011 with...

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Coolest Air in Six Months Arrives This Weekend

Strong cold front moves through Friday 10 to 15-degree drop in temps by Saturday Coolest air since mid-April Sunday morning   A strong cold front will move through Florida on Friday. Behind it, temperatures will fall to the lowest values so far this fall. Sunday morning could even be the coolest since April 18th.     Below Normal Temps for a Change After a...