Freeze expected tonight


Published: Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 8:26 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 8:26 a.m.

Now that orange trees are blossoming, azaleas are in full bloom and some trees are leafing out, a freeze is expected tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

The cold front that pushed in overnight will bring a sharp contrast to the mild weather of late with today's high expected to be just 62 and tonight's low 30 degrees in the Alachua County area. A fire watch has been issued for parts of the region because of expected gusty winds and low humidity.

National Weather Service 7-Day Forecast

Thursday Sunny, with a high near 62. Breezy, with a northwest wind 11 to 15 mph.

Thursday Night Patchy frost after 3am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 30. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Friday Patchy frost before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 65. Wind chill values as low as 28 early. Light northwest wind increasing to 9 to 14 mph in the morning.

Friday Night Patchy frost after midnight. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 31. North wind around 6 mph.

Saturday Sunny, with a high near 67.

Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.

Sunday Sunny, with a high near 70.

Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 41.

Monday Sunny, with a high near 69.

Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.

Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

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