Cold fronts approach this week, stay dry for the next few days

By: Brittany Bedi | WCTV Pinpoint Weather Team
January 7, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A fairly dry pattern is in place throughout the Big Bend and South Georgia. Some small changes are ahead as the week progresses. This dry pattern is needed after a wet December, as some local rivers are still dealing with flood warnings.

An area of high pressure is over most of the Southeastern U.S. It will be centered north of our local area. Winds circulating this high will come from the northeast and eventually southeast by late Monday.

This change in wind direction will lead to a little more moisture, in turn leading to a few more clouds by Tuesday. Temperatures will be a little warmer as well.

Monday afternoon high temperatures will reach the low 70s. Skies will be mostly sunny. Overnight into Tuesday morning, the small shift in wind and additional moisture could lead to some areas of fog.

A cold front approaches on Tuesday. The front will push the area of high pressure eastward. However, there is not much moisture associated with this front. Rain chances stay at zero to 10% as the front moves through into Wednesday. Another push of cool and dry weather will follow up that cold front. This will limit daytime highs to near 60 degrees on Thursday and Friday. Early morning low temperatures will be in the mid 30s on Thursday and Friday morning.

The generally dry pattern will come to an end over the weekend. The next cold front approaches the local North Florida and South Georgia area on Saturday. Rain chances will be around 40% to 60% each day. Temperatures will be a little warmer over the weekend. Highs will be in the upper 60s to low 70s.