Brrr! Cooler temps ahead

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Get ready Covington County – it looks like fall weather may arrive locally Wednesday as forecasters predict daily highs in the 60s and nightly lows around 40 degrees.

The dip in temperatures is credited to a cold front pushing downward on the south and bringing with it a 20 percent chance of rain throughout the day – meaning today could be the last day of summer as temperatures peak at 85 degrees.

On Monday afternoon, the latest news from the National Hurricane Center showed a disturbance near the Florida Keys; however, there was only a 30 percent chance of the system becoming organized. Forecasters said there could be an increased chance of rain into the weekend.

But locally on Wednesday, a light jacket may be needed as the day’s high is expected to hit 68 degrees – a tremendous difference from only a week ago when temperatures topped out around 90 degrees.

And on Wednesday night, the county could see its first near freezing low with a forecasted low of 39 degrees.

It will be more of the same throughout the week with daily highs between 67 and 68 degrees and nightly lows in the 40s.

At the end of the week, those enjoying Friday night football will definitely need a jacket before the end of the game. Forecasters are predicting clear skies with a low around 41 degrees.