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Gusty north winds will take over today a second cold front drives through the state. This one will lack rainfall, but will be capable of a meaningful drop in temperatures for the weekend. Expect plenty of sunshine heading into Saturday afternoon, but cool temperatures only climbing about 10 degrees from the morning lows. Highs will be in the low to mid-60s.
The wind will pick up considerably behind this front; out of the northwest between 15 mph to 20 mph with gusts of 40 mph possible. This will create some hazardous conditions across Central Florida. There is a small craft advisory issued starting Saturday morning, along with a gale warning offshore. A lake wind advisory has been issued starting Saturday morning for rough conditions on the water. There is also a wind advisory for all of Central Florida, due to the possibility of strong wind gusts. With extreme dry air moving in and high winds, there’s a greater fire risk this weekend too.
Overnight Saturday into Sunday is when our temperatures will be at their coldest; parts of Marion County may dip as far down as the mid-30s; area-wide, low to mid-40s will be common except for the immediate coast. The record low for Orlando on Sunday morning of 46 degrees will be in jeopardy. Winds will continue to run close to 10 mph, keeping the potential for any frost in rural areas to a minimum. Plenty of sun will be on hand throughout the weekend with clear skies at night. Tranquil weather will last through the start of the next workweek with onshore winds modifying the air and allowing temperatures to increase each day.
In the tropics, all is quiet as we wrap up the month of October and move in to November and the end of the official tropical season. No formation is expected in the next two to five days.
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