Sunny, seasonable weather is forecast
Published: Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 10:29 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 11:25 p.m.
North Florida is about to get something that has been rare this winter.
National Weather Service forecast for Gainesville
Today: Sunny, with a high near 65. Wind chill values as low as 29 early. Breezy, with a west wind 5 to 8 mph increasing to between 14 and 17 mph.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 39. West wind between 3 and 8 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming west between 5 and 8 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.
Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74.
Relatively warm weekend weather is in the forecast.
After several weeks — and weekends — of record or near-record cold and rainstorms, Alachua County will have sunny skies and average winter temperatures.
According to the National Weather Service, high temperatures in North Florida for the next few days will be in the upper 60s.
That is the same neighborhood as the average high temperature for the end of January, 67 degrees.
Overnight lows are forecast to be in the low 40s. The season average overnight low is 43 degrees.
There is no rain in the weekend forecast. Although the region has received about three-quarters of an inch of rain more than the 3.68 inch average in January, the Florida Division of Forestry said ongoing dry conditions mean the fire danger remains a concern.
The seasonal weather is expected to continue into next week, with the next rain chance on Sunday night.
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