Freeze warning in effect through 9AM Wednesday

By Blake Mathews - Meteorologist
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for the Florida counties of: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Gilchrist, Nassau, Hamilton, Union and Suwannee counties in Florida until 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.

There is also a frost advisory for Putnam county until 9 a.m., as well.  Southeast Georgia counties are not included in the freeze warning, but temperatures there are expected to reach or drop below freezing except along the immediate coast. 

Temperatures in the warning zones are expected to reach a minimum of 29 to 32 degrees for between 3 to 5 hours -- especially in the inland locations and normally colder areas. Expected impacts will be limited to sensitive vegetation. Also please don't forget about your pets. If you're cold, they are too. Their fur only goes so far to keeping them warm. 

Temperatures will warm into the mid 60s Wednesday and Thursday and possibly the 70s by Friday before another cold front makes its way through the region on Saturday. At this time, sub-freezing weather is possible but not likely heading into Sunday morning. We'll keep you updated on that.

There is very little chance of rain the next seven days as our atmosphere remains very dry across the region.

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