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Weather: Spring Break!


Spring Break!

By Marek Zebrowski
Staff Meteorologist

As surface and upper level lows gradually move towards the Maritimes, a slight break in the damp and dreary weather is foreseen for the weekend. A week surface low offshore will cause some more showers on Friday and, as it merges with the upper-level system, the resulting northwesterly flow will usher in a colder airmass for the rest of our weekend. More cold air will build up over the Northern Plains by Sunday, and there are indications of a good-size storm paying us a visit by Tuesday. Thus, cold and wet weather (with white mixed-in over the higher terrain) will likely persist through a good portion of next week in our region.

Today: Partly cloudy with a few breaks early. Scattered sprinkles and showers are likely in the afternoon. Cool highs in mid 40s (6-7C)

Tonight: Scattered showers early (mixed precipitation possible inland), then partial clearing and turning colder. Low near 30F (-1C)

Saturday: Partly sunny early, clouds moving in during the afternoon. Becoming chilly with scattered rainshowers and wet snow possible inland. High around 42F (5C) with blustery northwesterly winds.

Sunday: Becoming partly to mostly sunny, but windy and chilly with lows in mid 20s (-2 to -4 C) and highs in upper 30s to low 40s (4-6C)

Meanwhile, for the lucky ones who plan to escape fickle fronts and locally chilled spring fever, here is the all-important Florida forecast:

For northern sections (Panama City, Gainesville and Jacksonville):

Friday and Saturday: Sunny. High 65F (19C), low near 40F (6C)

Sunday and Monday: Partly sunny and warmer. Highs in low 70s (22C), lows in mid 50s (13C)

Tuesday and Wednesday: Partly cloudy, chance of showers. Highs in upper 70s (24-26C), lows near 60F (16C)

For southern Florida and the Keys:

Friday and Saturday: Sunny and pleasant. Highs in mid to upper 70s (24-27C), lows near 60F (16C)

Sunday and Monday: Fair and warmer. Highs near 80F (27-28C), lows in mid 60s (17-19C), except near 70F (21C) in the Keys

Tuesday and Wednesday: Partly cloudy, chance of showers, warm. High in low 80s (28-29C), lows 65-70F (18-21C)