As Palm Beach County prepares for one its biggest sporting weeks of the year, cooler temperatures should make for comfortable conditions for spectators attending golf, tennis and spring training this week.
Fans attending the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, tennis in Delray Beach and spring training in Jupiter might need a light jacket or sweater as low temperatures in the 40s could reach the area by Friday night. The weekend forecast calls for high temperatures in the 60s Saturday and Sunday with nighttime lows dipping into the 40s for much of the county.
“We are going to have another cold snap over the weekend,” National Weather Service meteorologist Alex Gibbs said. ”Beginning Friday night and into Saturday morning we may drop into the 40s over the interior (areas) and closer to the lower 50s toward to coast. … Through the weekend, a a colder air mass surges south and really allows a lot of dry and cold air to spread south.”
Sunday night is expected to have the coldest temperatures of the weekend, with lows in in upper 30s forecast for the inland areas and the mid 40s for the coastal areas, Gibbs said.
Dry conditions and slightly cooler temperatures are expected each day through the end of the week.
The first of two cold fronts headed our way continued to push its way south overnight Tuesday. That front was rather weak with temperatures cooling off slightly Tuesday.
Today, as the cold front moves farther south, the forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of showers and storms under mostly cloudy skies.
With all those clouds, today’s high temperatures will be a good 10 degrees cooler, peaking in the upper 70s. By tonight, the low temperatures will be in the upper 50s, forecasters said.
The rain chances fade to almost nothing by Thursday, the first day of the Honda Classic. The forecast is for mostly sunny skies, with a high temperature near 77 degrees and a wind out of the north at 8 to 10 mph.
It is possible that temperatures may not get out of the 50s Saturday or Sunday for many locations in South Florida if significant cloud cover remains over the region, forecasters said.