JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Temperatures fell off very quickly after dark Tuesday night, plummeting all the way down to 39° in Jacksonville. But tonight, we get the opposite, a slow rise.
Rising temperatures are not what you would normally expect to see at night, but the combination of increasing clouds and onshore breeze will work in tandem to minimize a second cold night in the 30s.
While it will be chilly enough, many areas will have temperatures flatlining through midnight in the mid-50s followed by a slight bump up in temps before sunrise Thursday.
The mild warm-up keeps going through Thursday when low pressure over the eastern Gulf moves toward the forecast area, pushing a swath of warm air up the peninsula.
While temps warm to near 70°, it comes with increasing rain potential throughout the day and especially overnight into Friday morning.