Gator fans heading west will feel the effects of a fall cold front first. We will likely have to wait until Monday to experience any relief from the heat and humidity here in Gainesville. The trip to College Station to see Florida play Texas A&M on Friday will likely be rain-free…that is, if you leave by mid-morning. Thunderstorms will become numerous here in the Sunshine State by midday. It also could be a bit stormy on the drive home Sunday, especially when motorists reach the Florida panhandle. Temperatures on Friday ahead of the front across the deep South and in College Station will be pushing 100. The front’s arrival Saturday will stir up a stiff north breeze and cool things down into the upper 80s. There is a very small chance for a brief shower midday on Saturday as the front passes, but the overall feel to the air will be much drier by late in the day. Sunday morning’s lows in eastern Texas will dip into the 60s for the first time in months, and this cooler air mass will follow our fans back home to greet North-Central Floridians on Monday and Tuesday.
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