|Ref. Captions: Variable conditions namely along lines bounded by 'green' (above) from 2pm today toward sunrise Monday as pockets of 'energy' (red "x" s) move across the state from west to east and depart by morning|
""..... this "somewhat of a 'faux warm front' " is located near the surface across to north of the Beach Line, yet higher above ground it is much further north ""
TONIGHT: Otherwise, as the disturbances/ripples/ "red x's" approach expect increasing clouds to move in and/or simply ''materialize out of thin air' after 2:00PM in various locations. Increasing clouds after 5 or 6pm ...with the best chance of over night rains co-existing along the surface (red) warm front as noted by the yellow bounds shown in the first image above. Some 'elevated thunder possible', that is..cloud to cloud or in-cloud lightning strikes, but cloud to ground lightning does not look likely (yet).
MONDAY: Most, if not all activity, moving off shore by sunrise if not sooner, with winds becoming ENE. There could still be some cloudy conditions across the state on Monday, with cooler temperatures as a result thereof, as well as a chance of showers south of I-4 toward the east coast side from Daytona to Ft Lauderdale in the somewhat still moist easterly flow, since there really is no frontal passage ,..but a very shallow one at best (like the previous boundary).
TUESDAY: High pressure building southward from the NE Atlantic States will increase easterly flow toward the east to east-south-east direction through the end of the upcoming week. Better drying anticipated by Wednesday, January 9, with warmest temperatures away from the immediate east coast, especially toward the Western Interior sectors near 80F. This, in sharp contrast to 3 years ago, when there was several bouts of sleet in some locations on this same date with highs around 39F.
BEYOND: Nary a whimper of cold on the horizon until at least around January 18th (so far). We are entering the climato-'logically' (sort of an oxymoron isn't it?) coldest period of Central and South Florida though from Mid-January through the first week of February. So far, and cold spell (per se) is not shown to even come close to what has already been experienced, nor and if even so, last more than 24 hours.
Interestingly, I just did a search on "oxymoron" in Google and the top choice was "The Orlando Sentinel". Oxymoron sort of is an oxymoron in itself, lacking oxygen to the brain.