Cool and dry start to workweek

By: Brittany Bedi | WCTV Eyewitness News
December 11, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – After a couple of mornings with freezing temperatures, Monday afternoon will bring a little more warmth with seasonable temperatures.

High pressure is set up over the Gulf of Mexico. Air circulation around that area of high pressure will continue to bring winds from the west. The westerly flow will help provide slightly warmer temperatures into Tuesday. Highs remain in the mid 60s on Tuesday.

Another cold front will push through North Florida and South Georgia on Tuesday. There will not be much moisture available, so rain is not expected. Instead, the front will bring a reinforcing push of cool and dry weather. Highs drop back to the mid 50s on Wednesday. Breezy conditions are possible on Tuesday as the front moves through.

Much of the area is still in need of rain. According to the latest U.S. drought monitor, all of the local North Florida and South Georgia area is either abnormally dry or under a moderate drought. Some beneficial rain fell December 7 and 8. However, it was not a drought-buster and has not been reflected in the drought monitor yet.

When will the next chance of rain roll around? Another cold front is expected to approach North Florida and South Georgia on Friday, December 15. Some moisture is expected ahead of this front. It will increase cloud cover and bring a slight chance of showers. So far, rain chances are around 40% to 50% on Friday. Temperatures on Thursday and Friday will be slightly warmer than average, with highs in the mid 60s. High pressure will lead to dry conditions over the weekend, with rain chances return ahead of another front Sunday night into Monday morning.

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