Freeze watch issued for Tuesday night

Published: Monday, December 1, 2008 at 2:28 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, December 1, 2008 at 2:28 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Jacksonville has issued a freeze watch for North Central Florida, which is in effect from late Tuesday night through Wednesday morning. A lake wind advisory remains in effect until 5 pm est this afternoon.

Brisk west winds of 20 mph with gusts to 30 to 35 mph will continue through sunset this afternoon.

Sub-freezing temperatures are expected Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning with temperatures in the upper 20s and durations of 4 to 8 hours below 32 degrees possible.

A lake wind advisory is issued when sustained winds of 20 to 25 mph or gusts of 30 to 39 mph are expected. Small boats will be especially prone to capsizing. Boaters in the advisory area should avoid open water and stay close to shore in wind protected inlets. High profile vehicles should use extra caution when traveling as well.

A freeze watch means sub-freezing temperatures are possible for at least 2 hours. Precautions may be required to protect plants, pets, pipes and those sensitive to the cold if a freeze warning is issued.

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