Wintry temps moved into the Florida peninsula Saturday for an extended stay. (Image credit: NWS-Jacksonville)
Heavy rains socked North Florida as the season’s strongest cold front rolled through Friday night and Saturday/
An observer in southwest Alachua County reported more than 3 inches to the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network as of noon on Saturday. Just to the northeast, in Bradford County, another observer reported a 24-hour total of 3 inches, an areas just west of Jacksonville checked in with more than 2.5 inches.
Highest totals in Central Florida were in Okeechobee County, where an observer measured 2.72 inches, while in Brevard County there was a report of 2.06 inches on the coast.
An observer in Okeechobee reported 1.86 inches; while 1.44 inches fell just west of the lake; 1.42 inches in Fort Myers; 0.16 of an inch in Tampa; 0.77 of an inch in Sarasota;
National Weather Service totals as of 12 p.m. included 0.47 of an inch in Melbourne; and in Orlando, 0.35 of an inch.
The National Weather Service in Miami said 1.05 inches fell in Naples; 0.61 of an inch fell in West Palm Beach; 0.36 of an inch fell in Miami; and 0.24 of an inch fell in Fort Lauderdale.
In the Keys, Marathon had about a quarter of an inch.
I’ll have a roundup of the state’s low temperatures on Sunday morning. Some freezing temperatures may occur in North Florida, and frost may form inland from the Nature Coast northeast of Tampa.
South Florida should see mostly 40s with lows closer to 50 on the Southeast Coast, the National Weather Service says.