A weak cold front will be dropping through Central Florida today and will send winds around to the northwest behind it. This will usher in drier air once again. Today’s highs will reach the low 70s in most spots throughout the interior. Winds will become breezy this afternoon in the wake of our front. Northwest winds around 10 to 15 mph expected.
Fair skies and light north winds are forecast for the overnight period with temperatures on the cool side, but not as chilly as recent nights. Lows will drop into the mid- to upper 40s, although a handful of upper 30s will be found in the usually colder portions of Marion County.
Saturday’s highs will drop a few degrees compared to Friday as cooler air follows the cold front. Highs will range in the mid- to upper 60s north of Interstate 4 with readings near 70 degrees in the metro area. Coastal locations will be held in the mid- to upper 60s with winds turning onshore. The weekend will largely be dry, although a developing storm system will yield to increasing clouds on Sunday. Rain is likely with the associated cold front, slated to cross Central Florida overnight Sunday into Monday. A second batch of rain will follow midweek with rain chances going up again next Wednesday and Thursday.
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