Cold front working its way to the region this week


Tom Doughty, right, works to train his pet sun conure named Xico to turn around while he and his wife Lianne Jepson, left, enjoy the warm weather while sitting on the lawn at the Thomas Center in Gainesville, Sunday.

Brad McClenny/Staff photographer
Published: Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 7:43 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 7:43 p.m.

Rain and cool weather will blow through the region this week, leading into a chilly, but sunny, weekend.

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Tom Doughty, right, works to train his pet sun conure named Xico to turn around while he and his wife Lianne Jepson, left, enjoy the warm weather while sitting on the lawn at the Thomas Center in Gainesville, Sunday.

Brad McClenny/Staff photographer

Today will be partly sunny with some patchy fog expected at night. Temperatures will range from the high-70s to the mid-50s.

According to the National Weather Service, a cold front will push its way into the area from the northwest Tuesday night. A 20 percent chance of showers is expected Tuesday.

Temperatures will range from 74 to 57 degrees.

Showers are likely on Wednesday with a 60 percent chance predicted for the day and nighttime hours. Highs will stay in the mid-70s, but lows will drop to the mid-40s.

A slight chance of showers will persist into Thursday.

Temperatures will drop significantly, ranging from 63 to 42 degrees.

Skies will clear for the weekend, but temperatures will continue to drop.

A high of 67 is expected Friday. Saturday temperatures will range from 60 to 35 degrees Saturday night.

A high of 57 degrees is predicted for Sunday.

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