We’re working the second of three cold fronts through this morning. It’s only serving to reinforce a colder airmass for the end of February. A few hours ago lows fell into the upper 30s and low 40s; despite abundant sun today, we’ll only climb into the low and middle 60s. Tonight into Friday the funnel of chilly air continues, lows plummet into the upper 30s with highs staying in the 50s Friday afternoon. The coldest of the three fronts slides through Saturday with only a small chance at a shower or two. Highs for some Saturday and Sunday don’t get out of the 40s but most make it to at least 50°. Freezes are becoming more evident Saturday and Sunday nights, even in cities and beaches, as lows fall well into the 20s. Long term thinking only points to a modest warm up into the 60s by Tuesday and Wednesday of next week; that’s also our next chance at a few showers.
In the meantime, watch out for flooding along all area rivers, most are expected to crest today and Friday before falling back down through the weekend. Hydrologists with the National Weather Service in Tallahassee are monitoring conditions closely. You can check the latest status; including heights and impacts of all local rivers here: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=tae. Some roads are still covered with water, remember, turn around don’t drown. With no rain in the forecast for the next week, conditions all around, will keep improving through the weekend.
Be safe and have a great Thursday!
-Meteorologist Sean Parker