More cool weather today; chilly temps tonight

Civil engineering major Lena Wedeen snuggles close to nursing major Jack Krasny on a chilly morning Monday at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Erica Brough/The Gainesville Sun
Published: Monday, October 29, 2012 at 2:43 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 9:50 a.m.

(Updated Tuesday morning) The region's sudden onset of winter conditions will continue today with temperatures in the 60s and a night in the 30s, though just barely, according to the National Weather Service.


National Weather Service forecast for Gainesville

Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 39. West wind 6 to 9 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Breezy, with a west wind 5 to 15 mph.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. Southwest wind around 6 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Light west wind increasing to 6 to 11 mph in the morning.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

This morning's temperatures was in the low 40s and is expected to reach 39 degrees tonight.

Today will be sunny and breezy.

- Cindy Swirko

Look for lows in mid-30s Tuesday morning

(Original article) The season's first blast of Arctic air, which was expected to push low temperatures across North Central Florida into the mid- to upper 30s Tuesday morning, is expected to linger for a few more days.

Tuesday afternoon, the temperature is expected to only reach the mid-60s, about 15 degrees below normal for this time of year. Wednesday's daybreak low is expected to dip to near 40 degrees, also about 15 degrees below normal for Gainesville for Oct. 31.

But then it will get slightly warmer the rest of week, with highs in the low to mid-70s and lows in the low to mid-50s for Thursday through Saturday.

Even though the temperature was expected to hit the mid-30s in and around Gainesville this morning, officials did not expect frost because winds were expected to exceed 10 mph overnight.

At 1:30 p.m. Monday, the temperature in Gainesville had climbed to only 63 degrees. Up until just recently, the morning low has been 60 degrees or higher.

Contact Joe Callahan at 867-4113.

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