We had a forecast at the beginning of the month for Ocala that we still haven’t checked back in on yet. A cold front had barged through the Peninsula, but I’m happy to report there was a very quick and full recovery, particularly of the afternoon highs. Temperatures in central Florida during the winter can get a little chilly, however, and undoubtedly, residents of Ocala were freaking out at the near freezing lows on the 2nd and 3rd. WeatherNation continued their recent string of solid forecasts and earned a solo victory. Actuals: Sunday Feb 2nd, High 64, Low 39 Monday, Feb 3rd, High 75, Low 36
We’re off to the Sunshine State once again. This weekend, the Super Bowl is a little further south in Miami. There were some very strong thunderstorms there last night, but at least at the Orange Bowl, life looks good this weekend. What about further north in Ocala?
At 203PM, ET, Ocala was reporting a temperature of 63 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. A cold front was moving through the Florida Peninsula, with temperatures in the 40s as close as Tallahassee. Ocala was not expected to receive any more rain today, though there were a few showers as nearby as Orlando. The sharp upper level trough that is driving this cold front will be off over the Gulf Stream by tomorrow morning, with a thermal ridge working its way back into Florida by tomorrow afternoon. Low pressure developing in the plains will draw even more warm air northward. Tomorrow – Sunny, High 67, Low 41 Monday – Partly cloudy, High 74, Low 39
TWC: Tomorrow – A mainly sunny sky. High 66, Low 42 Monday – A few clouds from time to time. high 73, Low 40
AW: Tomorrow – Plenty of sunshine, High 64, low 42 Monday – Partly sunny, pleasant and warmer High 73, low 40
NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny High 65, Low 42 Monday – Sunny High 73, Low 41
WB: Tomorrow – Sunny High 64, Low 44 Monday – Sunny High 71, Low 41
WN: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 64, Low 41 Monday – Sunny, High 73, Low 39
FIO: Tomorrow – Clear throughout the day. High 65, Low 43 Monday – Clear throughout the day. High 73, Low 40
Not much going on for the next couple of days, however we do have a bit of rain off to the south this afternoon. Not much longer, though, for fans of Disney World.