Weekend lows in the 40s expected


Published: Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 2:36 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 2:36 p.m.

Cooler temperatures are in store for the Gainesville area this weekend, the coldest this year since the spring, forecasters reported.

A cold front, predicted to help steer Tropical Storm Noel northeast and away from Florida, will drop overnight temperatures in Alachua County into the 40s starting Friday, the National Weather Service in Jacksonville reported. Cooler temperatures should last through Monday. Highs are expected in the mid to upper 70s.

Normal area lows for early November are in the mid 50s, said meteorologist Eric Zappe in Jacksonville.

The rain chance should decrease, although weather patterns will depend on Noel's track and how quickly the system moves past the state.

“The forecast is a dry forecast for Saturday and Sunday,” Zappe said.

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