Rain has exited and drier air has been ushered in just in time for the holiday weekend. After a cool start, ample sunshine will be on hand today as afternoon highs climb to the mid- to upper 60s. Although these readings will be some 10 degrees below average for this time of year, we’ll soon find a warming trend upon us helping temperatures return to more seasonable levels this weekend. A gusty northwest wind will send in very dry air today with dew points down in the 30s.
Clear and chilly conditions will unfold overnight with widespread lows close to 40 degrees inland; coastal locations will fall to the mid-40s. The coldest temperatures will occur in Marion County where some patchy frost could result from lows in the mid-30s. A freeze watch has been posted there from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. Friday.
Those venturing out to do some Black Friday shopping tomorrow will find no interruptions from the weather, just sunshine and breezy northwest winds. A reinforcing shot of cooler air may knock the highs down a degree or two compared to today. Highs will run in the low to mid-60s for most locations inland extending toward the coast.
High pressure will then anchor itself across the southeastern United States, providing a stretch of pleasant weather with warmer temperatures through the weekend. Highs will get a little warmer each afternoon. Readings will however around 70 degrees on Saturday followed by mid-70s Sunday. More seasonable upper 70s will resume for the start of the upcoming workweek. The dry and stable air mass will prevent any storms or cold fronts from reaching us during this time, so rain will be absent from the forecast at least for another week.
We are in the final days of Atlantic Hurricane Season and much of the Atlantic basin is quiet. No tropical development is expected between now and Nov. 30.
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