MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- The cold is literally on our doorstep. And now, most of the region is also under a Freeze Warning. The exception is just along the coast, Taylor, Dixie, Lafayette, Suwannee, Hamilton, and Columbia counties. The main hazards are temperatures around the upper 20s to just below freezing for several hours. If you are not in the Freeze Warning, that does not mean it won't be cold for you, too. It will likely be just above the freezing point by a degree or so.
Afternoon highs for Monday will struggle to rise much, barely reaching the mid 50s unless you are in North Florida. Rain coverage is at zero as well, since high pressure will dominate the southeastern U.S. for the next few days. Tuesday morning will likely be even colder, so prepare for another freeze. Daytime highs through at least Wednesday will range in the mid up upper 50s, with the latter part of the week warming up slowly.
Advancing into the weekend, things look to warm up and get slightly wetter with another disturbance from the west developing and moving toward our area. The forecast remains tricky as the timing and strength are still a bit unclear, but expect a warm up (highs in the 60s with lows above 40 degrees) with rain coverage (20-30%) coming back in time for the end of the work week into the weekend.