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Nicest Weekend So Far This Year in Florida

This will be the nicest weekend in all of Florida so far this year. It will be dry and comfortable coast to coast, and from the Georgia border all the way to The Keys. It may still be a bit cool to jump in the water, but it's the perfect time to soak up some early spring rays.

A flatter, faster flow in the jet stream (from west to east) will steer warmer air from the Pacific Ocean across the entire country. This is in stark contrast to the more amplified, slower jet stream we dealt with last week that allowed Canadian air to move straight into Florida. The warmer air, coupled with the dry air mass already in place will make for ideal conditions to head outdoors. Here are some select destination 3-day forecasts.



Even though Friday will start out a bit cool, temperatures will warm to near or slightly above normal by Saturday. From Pensacola to Key West, 70’s will be the common theme during the day and 50’s the most popular numbers at night. A weak onshore flow from the east will keep it a little cooler along the Atlantic beaches, making the Gulf coast beaches the more ideal spot to get a jump start on that summer color.



You may want to take advantage of the nice weather this weekend, because some big changes are on the way next week. You can pull up your detailed 10-day forecast below.



Editor's Note: UF Forecaster Brittany Van Voorhees contributed to this story.

Sources include nearest National Weather Service office, National Hurricane Center, and the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (@FloridaStorms).
Sources include nearby emergency management agencies, FEMA, and your local NPR affiliate. 
Sources include the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Highway Patrol and other nearby traffic information.

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