MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- The coldest air of the season is here, and the first widespread light freeze of the Fall will likely occur Wednesday morning. After a few days of this cold spell, we'll get warmer this weekend, with rain chances returning.
Tuesday: The pattern we're under is a Winter-like pattern with temperatures well below average. Morning numbers are expected to be in the mid to upper 30s with clear skies. The afternoon is forecast to be sunny, but still cold with highs only in the mid to upper 50s. Even with full sunshine, the sheer cold of the air mass should do more than enough to keep many spots below 60 degrees.
Tuesday Marine forecast information is below:
Wednesday and Thursday: A FREEZE WARNING is in effect for Wednesday morning for all inland sections of the Big Bend of Florida and all local South Georgia counties. Temperatures inthe upper 20s to lower 30s are expected for a period of two to six hours.
From the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, Florida:
* IMPACTS...Please take necessary protective actions for crops and sensitive vegetation. Those in hurricane impacted areas should check on individuals that are in temporary housing, especially without adequate heating.
Afternoon temperatures will still be colder than average, with temperatures in the upper 50s to lower 60s under mainly sunny skies.
Friday: A cool, but not as cold pattern will be in place for Friday. Expect temperatures to be in the mid 40s for Friday morning with highs in the lower 70s under partly cloudy skies.
This weekend: A warmer and more humid air mass, accompanied by an approaching front will be the main weather drivers for Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday will likely be a very active day with the aforementioned front bringing numerous showers with scattered thunderstorms. Expect rain coverage to be at least at 60% with morning temperatures near 60 degrees and afternoon numbers in the lower to mid 70s.
Sunday may bring a few showers, though it'll likely be less active than Saturday (20% rain coverage). Expect morning temperatures in the mid 60s with highs in the mid to upper 70s under partly cloudy skies.
You can catch the forecast on ABC 27 News starting at 5:00 each weekday morning, as well as ABC 27 News at Noon. First Alert Chief Meteorologist Casanova Nurse has your forecast at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 11:00 this evening.
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