It was a milder start to the day with lows Sunday morning in the upper-50s to low-60s. The front draped across North Florida on Saturday has moved a little farther to the south today and is bringing some light rain to Marion, Flagler and Volusia counties. There are also some cooler temperatures in our northern counties, with highs only in the mid-60s. South and east of I-4 are still in the warm sector and have had temperatures reach the upper-70s to even some at 80 degrees. With the low remaining out over the Gulf of Mexico and the front staying over Central Florida, rain chances will stick around as we head into Monday. A different cold front will move in late Tuesday, keeping unsettled weather in the forecast through Christmas Eve.
Cloudy skies are in the forecast through the overnight hours. A disturbance has developed along the front and will move over Central Florida as we head into Monday morning. This disturbance will bring an increased chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Lightning and gusty wind will be the main threats with any storms that develop. Low temperatures will remain mild, dropping only into the mid-60s.
Monday will be mostly cloudy and warm with highs in the mid- to upper-70s. Showers and a few storms will be possible throughout the day, mainly again across our northern areas that will be closer to the front. This front is expected to move away from Central Florida on Tuesday, dropping rain chances back a bit. With winds still out of the south Tuesday, highs will climb to around 80 degrees.
The lower rain chances will be short-lived as another front approaches Tuesday night and Wednesday. Christmas Eve will feature clouds and rain as the cold front moves east. Some thunderstorms with strong winds are possible as the front moves through. Some rain may linger into Wednesday night, but we are still expecting the rain to be gone and clouds to clear by Christmas Day. Cooler air will move in behind the front with highs on Christmas only in the mid-60s.
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