Freezing temps likely overnight


Matthew Breier uses a outdoor heater to warm up in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Thursday morning, Jan. 3, 2008.

The Associated Press
Published: Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 8:39 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 8:39 a.m.

Forecasters again warned of freezing conditions overnight and Friday morning throughout North Florida.

But temperatures should be warmer than Thursday morning, the National Weather Service in Jacksonville reported.

An overnight low of 22 degrees was reported in Gainesville early Thursday, according to forecasters.

A hard freezing warning remained in effect until 10 a.m. Thursday across North Florida. Highs were expected in the upper 40s Thursday although the wind chill could make the temperature feel like 17 degrees early in the morning. Overnight lows should be in mid 20s.

A hard freeze watch will be in place overnight in Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Gilchrist, Marion, Putnam, Suwannee, and Union counties, forecasters reported.

A warning means certain weather conditions are imminent while a watch reports conditions are favorable.

Temperatures should increase to almost 60 degrees with sunny skies Friday and lows at night in the 40s.

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