Warm southerly flow is in place across Central Florida in advance of an approaching cold front that is slated to arrive on Tuesday. Today, we’ll begin the shortened workweek with plenty of cloud cover and humid conditions. Limited sun will help drive temperatures into mid-80s again, rivaling some of the existing record highs for this date. There will be a chance for widely scattered showers and thunderstorms as the cold front moves into North Florida.
Tonight as the cold front gets closer, rain will begin to increase in coverage. Tuesday will bring widespread rain as the front slides across the peninsula. This will create some soggy pre-Thanksgiving travel for anyone hitting the road to get to their destination prior to the holiday. The chance for rain Tuesday stands at 80 percent. Cloud cover and wet weather will hold temperatures to the mid- to upper 70s for most, although cooler air will begin to infiltrate the northern counties; highs will only be in the low 70s in Flagler and Marion counties.
The front will be pulled through Florida late Tuesday and early Wednesday with the potential for showers and thunderstorms into early Wednesday. Northwest winds behind the front Wednesday will send a cooler and drier air mass into Central Florida, also providing more favorable travel weather on the day before Thanksgiving plus the actual holiday. High pressure will stick around through the rest of the holiday weekend with ample sunshine and unseasonably cool temperatures to start, although a warming trend will arrive by the weekend. Thanksgiving Day will be sunny, cool and dry with highs in the mid-60s; mid- to upper 70s will return on Saturday and Sunday.
No activity is occurring in the tropics as we have now entered the final week of hurricane season. The Atlantic Hurricane Season officially ends Nov. 30.
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