NEAR TERM [Through Tonight]...
Zonal flow aloft continues while the surface ridge to the north weakens. Low level clouds are also expected to increase overnight.
Look for min temps to be around 50 north to mid 50s south.
SHORT TERM [Sunday Through Monday Night]...
The upper level flow will remain zonal across the Deep South during
this period. Surface high pressure will remain north of the area and
will continue to funnel dry air into the region from the northeast.
Temps will be a couple of degrees above seasonal norms through the period.
LONG TERM [Tuesday through Saturday]...
The main weather story for next week continues to be the first arctic frontal passage of the season.
Timing for FROPA still looks to be later in the day Tuesday.
Enjoy Tuesday`s 70s while you can because this cold front will be quite strong and usher in a considerably colder air mass.
Immediately behind the front Tuesday night, look for upper 30s well northwest to mid 40s near the coast.
Highs on Wednesday will fail to reach 60 for all but the coastal FL Big Bend counties.
In fact areas from DHN-ABY north will see highs only in the lower
This will be the coldest afternoon since March 26th and will set up a very chilly night Wednesday night.
We are getting more confident that northwestern parts of the forecast area from DHN-ABY north will get a light freeze.
Most other inland areas will see mid 30s for lows.
The gradient should remain tight enough to keep a light wind going through the night. This should prevent frost formation, but will produce wind chill readings in the upper 20s to lower 30s.
There is little chance for rain associated with this frontal passage. However, any precipitation should be over before it gets cold enough to worry about anything other than rain.
There will be a gradual moderation in temps later in the week with near normal readings by Saturday.
VFR conditions are expected through the TAF cycle.
Winds will be light from the east or northeast.
Light to moderate northeast winds will continue through Monday
Winds will quickly increase to advisory levels Tuesday night behind a strong cold front.
These advisory conditions will taper to cautionary levels by Thursday.
Red Flag conditions are not expected until late Tuesday.
Little to no rain is forecast over the next week so there are no
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Tallahassee 54 79 50 78 51 / 0 10 0 10 10
Panama City 56 77 56 77 56 / 0 10 0 10 10
Dothan 51 75 48 75 49 / 0 0 0 0 10
Albany 50 75 47 76 47 / 0 0 0 0 10
Valdosta 52 76 50 77 51 / 0 10 0 10 10
Cross City 54 80 53 80 54 / 0 10 0 10 10
Apalachicola 57 76 57 75 58 / 0 10 0 10 10