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Showers Possible Across South Florida...Sunny and Dry But Slightly Warmer Conditions for Much of the State...Freezing Temperatures Possible Again Tonight Across Portions of North Florida...High Risk Of Rip Currents At Southeast Florida Beaches...Tropics Remain Quiet...

Updated 9:40 AM EST Thursday

High pressure in the region will result in another sunny and dry for most of the state today. A chance for isolated to scattered showers will remain possible across coastal areas of Southeast Florida and along the Florida Keys as rain activity near the stalled cold front in the Florida Straits could be pushed onshore.

Northeast winds around the high pressure system will continue to moderate, with afternoon highs 5-10 degrees warmer than yesterday. Temperatures will reach the low to mid 60s north of I-4 and upper 60s to upper 70s south of I-4.

Temperatures will be chilly again tonight, but not nearly as cold as the previous two nights. Overnight lows by sunrise Friday could briefly reach the freezing mark across inland areas of the Big Bend and Suwannee Valley. Otherwise, lows across North Florida will range in the mid 30s to mid 40s, with upper 40s extending down to the I-4 corridor. Lows across much of Central Florida will drop into the 50s, with mild lows in the 60s and 70s expected for South Florida tonight.

Residents are encouraged to use the five “P”s of cold weather safety. Protect People, Plants, Pipes, Pets and Practice fire safety. Avoid being outside for extended periods of time. Wear multiple layers of clothing, stay dry and drink plenty of fluids. Indoors, be aware of the fire danger with candles, fireplaces and space heaters. Keep flammable materials away from these heat sources and make sure carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are installed and working properly. Do not use cooking appliances as an indoor heat source. Cover or bring indoors all sensitive plants and pets.

Northeast winds of 15-25 mph over the coastal waters combined with ocean swells will continue a high risk of rip currents at Southeast Florida beaches. A low threat of rip currents is forecast for the remainder of the state. Beachgoers are urged to check with local beach rescue for the latest surf conditions and not to enter the surf above your knees. Always Heed the advice of ocean rescue personnel and swim within sight of a lifeguard. For more information on rip currents click here.

No tropical activity is forecast to occur over the next 5 days. For more information on the tropics visit the National Hurricane Center Webpage at www.nhc.noaa.gov

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