A fast-moving front will likely soak early tailgaters in Jacksonville for the annual Florida-Georgia game, but conditions are expected to improve dramatically by kickoff at Everbank Field Saturday afternoon. A soggy and humid morning will be transitioning to a drier, yet cooler evening as the front passes. The recent spell of unusual warmth will come to an abrupt end Saturday night as more typical early November temperatures arrive.
- Steadiest and heaviest rain ends by noon, spotty lingering showers until 2pm
- Cloudy, but DRY by kickoff
- Clearing, breezy and noticeably cooler by 2nd half
WRUF Weather has been tracking the front all week on its journey through the central part of the country. While not as strong as it was a day ago, the front was still producing a line of showers and thunderstorms ahead of it as it approached the panhandle on Friday. This line of rain and some thunder will continue marching eastward, arriving in North Florida after midnight Friday night. The heaviest and steadiest of rain will likely arrive in Jacksonville and Gainesville about the same time, likely just before daybreak Saturday. Model data is in strong agreement on these bands of rain exiting both cities by noon, with only a brief light shower or two lingering until about 2pm. Skies will likely be slow to clear through the first half of the game, and as the winds increase a bit out of the north, it will be apparent to fans that a new air mass is moving in. When the skies clear during the second half, the thermometer will reflect the cool down with temperatures falling well into the 60s.