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Are you ready? Here’s when cooler weather arrives

A series of fronts hit after the weekend

Blues areas represent below average temperatures across the eastern half of the country the 1st week in October.
Blues areas represent below average temperatures across the eastern half of the country the 1st week in October. (NOAA)

Get ready for a real feel of Autumn on Oct. 1 as Jacksonville sees a cool down coming next week.

Warm temperatures in the upper 80s will end September this weekend followed by a series of cold fronts dropping through North Florida next week.

They bring us a pattern of cooler than normal temperatures for the start of October while the coldest air since last spring dives south.

Three fronts arrive in a series with each offering a range of weather: Saturday showers increase as the first front weakens across the Florida state line. A second front Monday night clears out the humidity and moisture. Finally the cool air pattern is set with a third front Oct. 1. It ushers in modified Canadian air with the potential for temps in the 50s at night around Jacksonville.

And the heat may take a break for several days. The Climate Prediction Center forecasts a 70% chance of below average temperatures in Georgia and north Florida through Oct. 6.

In the aftermath of flooding from Hurricanes Laura and Sally and Tropical Storm Beta, many areas will see nights in the 40s and afternoon highs in the 60s across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.


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