High pressure will finally lose its grip on Central Florida as we move through the afternoon and into the evening hours, ending the streak of warm and dry days that we have grown accustomed to. We’ll have one more warm afternoon today with above-average highs in the low to mid-80s, but winds will start to shift signaling the change coming. Look for partly sunny skies with cloud cover to build as we head toward the evening. Winds will slowly shift from the south and take on more of a westerly component late this afternoon, and should run in the 10 to 15 mph range in most locations as a weak cold front approaches.
This cold front is the first in a series that will be impacting us over the days ahead. With this initial system, spotty showers are possible overnight and into Wednesday. This system will stall to our south; behind it, northeasterly winds will take over ushering in the slightly cooler air. Highs on Wednesday will return to the mid- to upper 70s across the region, closer to the average high for this time in December which is 74 degrees.
Thursday the winds will strengthen as the next cold front pushes through. This one will have a reinforcing shot of cooler air pushing highs down a few more degrees for Thursday, into the low to mid-70s. Aside from isolated showers, no significant rain is expected with this system.
Slightly drier air will build in temporarily for Friday into Saturday before a stronger cold front arrives as we move into the early morning hours of Sunday, with a better chance for showers and possibly a few thunderstorms.
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