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...Mostly Cloudy Skies to Begin Day Before Gradual Clearing Takes Place...Chilly Day for North Florida, Mild for Central and South Florida...Another Cold Night for Florida, No Freeze Expected...Elevated Rip Current Risks Exist for Many Florida Beaches...Updated 9:30 AM EST Friday
The area of low pressure and subsequent frontal boundary which brought the adverse weather yesterday continues to push away from Florida and an area of high pressure is expected to build in its place. This will lead to mostly cloudy skies statewide during the morning, but these skies will gradually clear out as the day progresses. A 20%-30% chance of lingering showers does exist, but these rain chances will go down in the afternoon. Storms are not expected today. Afternoon highs will remain rather chilly across North Florida with temperatures only rising to the mid to upper 50s today. Meanwhile, Central and South Florida will see highs only ascend into the 70s.
For tonight, the rain chances will come to an end; and partly cloudy skies are forecast statewide. Overnight low temperatures will be chilly once again—especially across North Florida—but a freeze is not expected. Temperatures are forecast to dip into the upper 30s to mid 40s across North Florida while Central and South Florida see temperatures drop into the upper 40s to low 50s.
Despite breezy winds of 20 mph, recent rains will create a low threat for wildfires statewide today. Make sure your home is Firewise.
At the coast winds and waves will generate a moderate risk of rip currents across Panhandle and Gulf Coast beaches from Walton County through Franklin County and from Pinellas County through Monroe County. In addition, a moderate risk of rip currents exists for Northeast Florida beaches from Nassau County through Flagler County. Otherwise, the remaining Atlantic coast beaches will enjoy a low risk of rip currents. Dangerous rip currents, however, can still occur near piers and jetties, especially during low tide. For more information about rip current safety, click here.
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