Breezes pick up as cold front pushes south, rain tapers off

Cooler and drier air rushes in behind front creating patchy frost

By Jonathan Stacey - Meteorologist

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A broken line of showers will move quickly southeastward across the rest of Southeastern Georgia before sunrise. Shower coverage will wane through the morning as the front zips through Northeastern Florida. Rainfall amounts with this front region-wide will likely be below one tenth of an inch. Skies will quickly clear from northwest to southeast from the mid-morning hours over inland Georgia to the early or mid-afternoon hours in Florida.

Breezy northwesterly winds will introduce a good shot of cold air keeping daytime highs in the low 60s north of I-10. Highs across the rest of Florida will likely occur just ahead of the front during the late morning hours, when temperatures will climb to the lower 70s. Temperatures will then slowly fall through the 60s during the afternoon hours as northwesterly winds increase to 15-20 mph.

A cooler and drier air mass will settle into the region as high pressure builds into the Southeastern U.S. Widespread low temperatures will drop into the middle to upper 30s are expected under clear skies across our inland zones.  With lights winds some patchy frost will likely develop. Closer to the coast lows are expected in the 40s along the I-95 corridor.

Unsettled weather will continue throughout the week as rain chances increase again on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. At this point, Thanksgiving looks wet with the possibility of a few isolated storms. Rainfall totals may amount 1 to 2 inches by early Friday morning. 

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