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Coldest air of the season arrives this weekend in Jacksonville

The Jacksonville International Airport hit 27F earlier this week, but temperatures could drop into the low-mid 20s by Sunday morning!

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Not one, but two more freezes are expected this weekend in Jacksonville with even a 5% chance of snow across south Georgia, up near Waycross.

Of course, chances are greater for just some plain ol' serious cold. Precipitation should end by midnight before temperatures drop below freezing to support the wintry stuff. If anything, the "snow" would be more along the lines of flurries and accumulation does not look likely.

Nonetheless... It'll be so cold across the First Coast, temperatures will be nearing record lows! Saturday morning's lows will not be quite at record low levels because of the active wind, but the wind chills will be brutal in the upper teens and lower 20s! 

It's Sunday morning's low, for January 30, that will be in jeopardy! In 1966, Jacksonville dropped to a mere 20F! The forecast now calls for temperatures this January 30 in the lower 20s, so while we might not break the record it'll definitely be a close call.

The last time the Jacksonville International Airport (where the climate data is recorded) hit the lower 20s was back in January of 2014. 

While this shot of cold air will be intense, especially for us born and raised Floridians, it won't last forever. Remember, the pattern changes as we turn the calendar to February! Warmer weather is not too far away.

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