In an email, Gary England, UF/IFAS Extension Agent IV Emeritus, cautions Floridians about potential frost that could linger in some areas throughout the week.
Lows in South Georgia and along the I-10 Corridor are expected to bottom out in the low-to-mid 30s tonight and mid-to-upper 30s in the Hastings area and further south.
“NWS/JAX is including patchy frost as Tuesday morning approaches for south Georgia on down to the Ocala area tonight. Tuesday night and Wednesday morning should be the coldest weather for the week, with potential for a light freeze from south Georgia down to Gainesville and low-to-mid 30s further south to central Florida,” England said. “Widespread frost is in the forecast for the middle of the Florida Peninsula down to the Marion/Lake County line for Wednesday morning; patchy frost in the Hastings area.
“Temperatures should remain slightly below normal for the week, with some improvement by Friday. Could be a little more frost for north Florida Wednesday night/Thursday morning and we’ll have a better idea in a day or so.”