Friday will begin with wind chills in the teens and 20s. Cold high pressure will result in well below normal temps despite sunny skies.
It will be the coldest day of the season so far with temperatures only topping out in the 40s in many areas, with the exception along south of line from Gainesville to Marineland. Clear skies and lighter winds are anticipated Friday night into Saturday morning.
There will be Hazardous Marine Conditions tonight and Friday. Winds and seas will rapidly increase behind the cold front tonight. A Gale Warning has been hoisted for this evening through Friday morning for the adjacent Atlantic waters from 20 to 60 nautical miles offshore. Northwest winds at 30 to 35 knots are forecast with gusts to 40 knots developing over the open Atlantic Waters with seas building upwards at 8 to 11 feet and 5 to 7 feet across the near shore waters.
Light winds and clear skies will allow low temperatures Saturday to dip into the upper 20s across interior locations of Southeast Georgia into the mid 30s along the immediate Georgia coast. Across interior Northeast Florida minimums on Saturday will be in the upper 20s to lower 30s, 35 to 40 east of the intercoastal, and 40 to 45 along the immediate coast.
Temperatures are forecast incrementally warm back up through this weekend.
However please be advised that another, even more potent and stronger cold front will move through the region Monday, bringing even colder temperatures Monday night into Tuesday night.