The second strong cold front in less than a week moved through Florida Sunday morning. Temperatures fell by more than 15 degrees from the day before in many areas, especially across northern sections of the state.

 

In fact, temperatures held steady or even fell some during the first half of the day (despite sunshine) along and north of the I-4 corridor.

Where frost is possible

The cold air will keep surging south overnight, and temperatures are likely to fall into the 30’s by Monday morning across much of the panhandle and portions of North Florida. A northwest breeze at 5 to 10 mph is expected to continue much of the night, making it feel even colder than the actual temperature at times. Although freezing temperatures are not expected, patchy frost is possible in rural locations anywhere where the wind will be sheltered and temperatures fall to the the middle 30s.

Even South Florida will be cold

Elsewhere across the state, Monday morning lows will likely dip into the 40s along coastal areas of the panhandle, the Nature Coast and First Coast. Temperatures will also fall to the 40s across inland areas as far south as Fort Myers and Fort Pierce. South Floridians will feel the chill also, as lows from Naples to Miami fall well into the 50s.

Temperatures will rebound quickly across Florida in the wake of this weekend’s front. Normal afternoon highs in the 70s and lower 80s will return as early as Tuesday, and overnight lows will warm back into the 50s and 60s by then as well.

Meteorologist Jeff Huffman

Meteorologist Jeff Huffman is no stranger to just about every type of weather. Growing up in Missouri, he developed a passion for understanding thunderstorms, tornadoes, and winter storms. Several personal experiences at a young age put him dangerously close to these incredible forces of nature. Upon graduating from the University of Missouri, he continued tracking the extreme weather for 8 years as the Morning Meteorologist for the ABC and FOX22 affiliates in Mid-Missouri. In 2011, he couldn't resist the challenge to head south and take on tracking tropical storms. He accepted a position with the University of Florida's Multimedia Properties as the Chief Meteorologist. He first developed a 24-hour weather, news, and sports channel whereby students can gain real-world experience on their journey to becoming broadcast meteorologists. In 2013, Jeff worked with stations all over the state to build the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network, a collaborative effort by all public media in the state to keep their audiences informed of hazardous tropical weather. In his free time, Jeff enjoys playing tennis, working out, exploring nature, and occasionally sleeping.