Halloween will be more of treat, not a trick, this year as the warm and dry weather continues through the end of the week. This will end abruptly, however, when a cold front slides through on Saturday and delivers a round of rain and reality check on temperatures. Gator and Bulldog fans headed to Jacksonville shouldn’t be too bothered by the front, though, as much of the rain will fall before the game kicks off and the coldest of temperatures won’t arrive until well after it concludes.
UPDATED HALLOWEEN FORECAST
Morning fog could make the skies look eery in the morning, but by afternoon the sun will illuminate the sky brightly and it will feel more like Labor Day than late October. Along with above normal temperatures, the humidity will be higher than normal as well. Daytime highs are headed for the middle 80s and with the humidity, it may feel closer to 90 by mid-afternoon. Trick-or-treat temperatures during the evening will be falling into the 70s and skies will remain partly cloudy.
Saturday’s front is forecast to move through quickly, likely impacting tailgaters more than the game itself in Jacksonville. A round of showers and maybe a thunderstorm are likely to hit most areas of north Florida with its arrival. The projected start time in Jacksonville is around 9am, with most of the showers likely ending by 2pm. WRUF Weather is confident that the heaviest and steadiest rain will be over by kickoff at 3:30. However, a few low clouds and areas of light rain or drizzle may still be on its way out through the first half. The bigger story by game time will be the cooler temperatures and increase in wind. Temperatures are likely to fall quickly into the 60s by the second half, and when combined with an increasing north breeze of about 15 mph, it will feel noticeably cooler than when the game begins. What may offset the stiff north breeze will be a limited amount of sunshine breaking out in the wake of the front before sunset.
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