The chilly weather that graced the state for Thanksgiving is here to stay. At least, for the foreseeable future. Temperatures continue to stay below average across the state. Some spots are seeing temperatures that are upwards of fifteen degrees off the normal mark. That means cool days and cold evenings.
The average temperature in November for Tampa is 78F. The weekend high only reached 71F.
The average November temperature in Miami is 79F. They only reached 75F today.
The average highs in Tallahassee are 75F and they are struggling to crack 61F this weekend.
That is a difference of fourteen degrees in Tallahassee and a ten percent difference in Tampa. Lows in Tallahassee and the surrounding panhandle are going to hover right around 40F. That is cold! For Florida.
If you are a fan of chilly weather and cold evenings then you are in for a treat. The below-average temperatures are here to stay for the better part of a week. A series of strong cold fronts continue to move through the state and the next one is slated to pass by on Sunday evening which will reinforce the cold dry air that has been in place for the past couple of days.
Temperatures are not supposed to bounce back towards average until the end of this coming work week.
The highs for the next ten days look to remain at or below average across the state.
Despite the cool autumn that is in place right now, NOAA still pegged Florida to experience a dry but warm winter. So far, the state has largely remained dry but the temperatures have not been particularly warm.
It is definitely sweater weather for now. Breakout your jackets, get those firepits cleaned up, and settle in for a cool end to autumn.
Winter begins on December 21st.