A cool start to the work week

Short lived, slightly below average temperatures for the beginning of the work week.

By Rebecca Barry - Meteorologist
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Temperatures at the start of the work week run about 5° below average for us for this time of the year.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A cold front pushed through Northeast Florida Monday, clearing our skies and lowering our temperatures, for the beginning of the work week afternoon highs to hit about 5° below average for this time of the year.

Monday morning started out with partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the upper 50's.  As the cold front pushed through during the late morning hours, the winds increased out of the Northwest, just under 20 mph at their peak, gusts reached 30 mph.  Temperatures were in the 70's all day, some areas briefly hit 80° for an afternoon high.

Monday night temperatures dropped quickly under clear skies, the winds calmed to 5-10 mph out of the North.  Overnight temperatures dipped into the upper 40's and low 50's by sunrise Tuesday morning.

Tuesday began as light jacket weather, with early temperatures in the 50's, but quickly became mild, as temperatures climbed into the upper 70's by the afternoon hours.  Mostly sunny skies and light winds began out of the North, between 5 and 10 mph, and became more Easterly after lunch.  

Tuesday evening, mostly clear skies prevailed, allowing temperatures to dip into the mid to upper 50's with calm winds overnight.

Wednesday marked the beginning of a warm up, starting the day off in the upper 50's, but quickly climbed into the mid 80's, which is average for us for this time of the year.  As we warmed up, light winds developed out of the Southeast, between 5 and 10 mph. 

Overnight, temperatures dipped merely into the mid 60's  under mostly clear skies, with calm winds.

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