Weather forecast: Cold front, rain chances to arrive Thursday

By Mallory Nicholls, Meteorologist
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 06, 2017, 9:28 PM EST

If you’ve been enjoying the unseasonably warm air the past several days, hope you soaked up today.

Changes arrive Thursday as a cold front slips into the state and brings a big drop in temperatures and chances for rain.

Ahead of the front, our wind switched around to the south-southwest and highs soared into the upper 70s and lower 80s.

We may still see an isolated shower along a developed sea breeze near the east coast, but chances are very low. The cold front slows and stalls overhead Thursday, with a 20 to 30 percent rain chance.

Highs will range from the mid-60s in Marion County to low 80s southern Brevard County.

Rain chances ramp up Friday afternoon, with the best chance overnight into Saturday morning. Highs will vary greatly Friday across the area, and we’re all chilly Saturday.

A northeast to east-northeast swell sticks around Thursday with wave heights around three or four feet, so fair surfing conditions are back with us.

If you’re swimming, sea surface temps are in the upper 60s and lower 70s, and the rip current threat remains moderate.

High temperatures will vary from the upper 60s near Palm Coast, to the low 80s around Floridana Beach.

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