Record Low Temperatures Precede Colder Than Average Winter
Waves of frigid air have brought record low temperatures to some North Florida areas. Forecasters say this could be the first in a series of cold snaps as the state heads into Winter.
Tuesday night in Tallahassee the temperature dropped all the way to 22 degrees, a record low for November 18th in the city. Tonight, forecasters expect temperatures to reach a low of 23 degrees. Weather Service forecaster Jeff Fournier says more cold snaps are coming to Florida.
“We’re still looking at the possibility of an El Niño, which is warmer than normal water out in the eastern Pacific near the equator," Fournier says. "And we know from experience that tends to be associated with temperatures that are below average.”
The current cold snap could end as soon as Thursday, as rising temperatures lead to a warmer weekend.