Even colder Fla. temperatures ahead


Published: Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 8:21 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 8:21 a.m.

A freeze warning remained in effect for most North Florida counties including Alachua Wednesday morning with forecasters warning of hard freeze overnight.

A hard freeze warning will be in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service in Jacksonville reported. The warning means sub-freezing temperatures are highly likely. Meteorologists are forecasting temperatures overnight in the mid to upper teens with below freezing temperatures possible for as long as 10 to 14 hours.

The warning covers counties including Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Gilchrist, Marion, Putnam, Suwannee, and Union counties.

The weather service reported lows overnight Tuesday at 33 degrees in the Gainesville area and 32 degrees in both Jacksonville and Cross City. High temperatures were expected in the 40s Wednesday in Alachua County.

A lake wind advisory also has been issued for Wednesday in many North Florida counties from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. A brisk, northwest wind from 20 to 25 mph is expected with gusts up to 30 to 35 mph.

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