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Storm Team Saturday evening forecast (01/23/2016)

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Posted at 5:33 PM, Jan 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-24 12:24:25-05

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Cold air is returning to the region for the weekend, so those winter jackets will likely be necessary again. As a vicious wintry storm system rolls through the eastern seaboard, high pressure beyond it will set shop over the southeastern U.S., drawing in some freezing temperatures. There is a freeze warning for all of the region, including the coast. The sole exceptions for our viewing area are Hamilton, Suwannee, Columbia, Echols, and Clinch counties, which are under HARD FREEZE warnings.

As high pressure dominates the area Saturday night into Sunday, winds will calm down, helping to cool the region off but also allow for the harsh winds to no longer be a factor. With the warnings in place, most of the region will fall at or below 30 degrees overnight. Daytime highs for Sunday will likely rise into the mid and upper 50s, with mainly clear skies. The sun will not do much to limit a cool feel all day, so a light sweater/jacket will be needed.

Into Monday, a quick warming trend will occur as high pressure moves east and guides winds from the south. Daytime highs will likely rise to near 70 degrees before rainfall increases Wednesday as another cold front approaches. So far, 60% coverage is likely for the area as the front nears.