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Cold fronts bringing Florida brief respite from high temperatures as tropics remain quiet

NewsCold fronts bringing Florida brief respite from high temperatures as tropics remain quiet

Conditions continue to remain quiet in the Atlantic, with no tropicspanl cyclones expected over the next five days, according to the latest advisory from the Nspantionspanl Hurricspanne Center.

What Floridians may welcome with open arms are a couple of cold fronts, bringing relief from above-average temperatures.

With the official end of the Atlantic hurricane season two weeks away — Nov. 30 — conditions are making it unlikely that another storm could form.

Late-season storms typically form in the Caribbean, according to AccuWeather chief meteorologist Bernie Rayno.

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Dry air and wind sheer in the area currently make development difficult. 

Even if one were to develop over the coming days, a trough in the jet stream would steer it into the Atlantic and away from the U.S., Rayno said.

Owen is the next name of the season.

Cold fronts to bring drop in temperatures to Florida

A cold front that pushed through North Florida overnight is moving down the state today, leaving cooler-than-normal temperatures behind, according to the Floridspan Division of Emergency Mspannspangement.

Overnight temperatures across North and Central Florida will drop into the 30s and 40s, with temperatures in South Florida reaching the 50s and 60s. Chances of frost are forecast to increase across the Panhandle Thursday night, with temperatures dropping into the 30s.

Rain chances are expected to increase later in the week for Central and South Florida.

By Thursday, the cold front is expected to stall over South Florida. A few showers are possible along the Treasure Coast, Southeast Florida, and the Keys as it pushes southward early Thursday morning.

Cold front bringing cooler temperatures to Florida.

Overnight temperatures will drop again Thursday night as the strong area of high pressure continues to bring cold and dry air to the state.

Several areas in North Florida will see temperatures down in the low to mid 30s, increasing the chance for frost late Thursday and early Friday morning. Colder air will sink south, with temperatures in the 40s just north of the I-4 corridor. South of the I-4 corridor, temperatures will drop into the 50s and 60s in South Florida.

A second cold front will approach from the west overnight Friday and into Saturday morning, bringing another round of cooler and drier air.

The front could bring scattered showers over Central and South Florida Saturday morning and into the afternoon. Mostly cloudy skies return across the state by the afternoon. High temperatures in the upper 50s to 60s across the Panhandle and 70s for the rest of the state are expected.

Here’s the latest tropical update from the NHC as of  7 a.m. Nov. 16:  

What’s out there and where are they?

While nothing tropical is expected to develop over the next several days, forecasters urge all residents to continue monitoring the tropics and to always be prepared.

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When is the Atlantic hurricane season?

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30.

When is the peak of hurricane season?

Hurricane season's ultimate peak is Sept. 10 but the season goes through Nov. 30. Credit: NOAA

The peak of the season was Sept. 10, with the most activity happening between mid-August and mid-October, according to the Hurricane Center.

Weather watches and warnings issued for your area

Tropical forecast over next five days

See the National Hurricane Center’s five-day graphical tropical weather outlook below.

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What’s out there?

Systems currently being monitored by the National Hurricane Center.

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