Cold fronts heading to region this week


Joe Heeke, a UF junior and member of Gainesville Pakour, leaps from the sidewalk to a nearby wall while training pakour on the UF campus in Gainesville, Sunday.

Brad McClenny/Staff photographer
Published: Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 8:46 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 8:46 p.m.

Two cold fronts will move through Alachua County this week, bringing pockets of cold air and rain.

Fog will cover the area this morning but is expected to dissipate by daybreak. A 30 percent chance of showers is expected with a high of 79 and a low of 60 degrees.

Skies will likely clear up on Tuesday as temperatures drop. A high of 73 degrees is expected, while low temperatures will dip into the low 40s.

Wednesday will be sunny and warmer than the day before. A high of 75 degrees and a low of 51 is expected.

A second cold front will move into the area on Thursday bringing possible showers. A 30 percent chance of showers is expected during the day and a 40 percent chance is likely at night. Temperatures will range from 76 to 48 degrees.

A 20 percent chance of showers is expected on Friday alongside a drastic drop in temperatures. A high of 61 is expected and a low of 33 degrees.

Some areas of Alachua County may experience freezing temperatures Friday night, according to meteorologist with the National Weather Service Sarah Chase.

Saturday and Sunday will be dry and slightly warmer with highs in the mid-60s and lows in the mid-30s.

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