The National Weather Service has issued a Frost Advisory for Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Marion, Suwanne, and Union Counties Friday morning. The advisory is in effect from 3am until 9am, although frost is most-likely to form right before sunrise (or between 5 and 7am). Residents in the advised area are encouraged to take preventative action with tender plants and vegetation to prevent the harmful affects a light frost can have.
WRUF is not forecasting a killing frost with tonight’s event. However, clear skies, high pressure overhead, and a diminishing wind all point to temperatures cooling off close to the dew point, which is forecast be in the middle 30s. Frost is most-likely to form in outlying and sheltered regions, where the air will be still and there is typically more vegetation.
We will likely see quite a difference in temperature between rural and low-lying locations versus cities and urban areas. For example, temperatures in Gainesv
ille are forecast to drop to 37, but areas in rural northwest Alachua county (near Newberry and Jonesville) could be several degrees cooler