Panhandle Weather Forecast: 03/01/22

Some people in northwest Florida woke up to flurries and light snow falling as shrouding moisture from a broad area of ​​low pressure plunged into the Panhandle, overlapping with cold air . The snow was primarily seen in Okaloosa and Walton County. In Walton, light snow was reported as far south as Freeport. Any frozen precipitation that fell did not stick to the ground as surface temperatures exceeded 32 degrees.

The sun is back this afternoon as the clouds clear. Monday will be the coldest day of the week with highs around 50 degrees. Tuesday morning temperatures are expected to drop just above freezing inland, so watch out for frost. Highs will approach 60 on Tuesday afternoon.

The warming trend continues Thursday as the high pressure moves eastward causing the wind to shift from the north to the southeast. With that, however, comes an increase in humidity. Cloud cover will build up with the possibility of isolated/scattered showers on Thursday, especially as a cold front approaches from the northwest.

Temperatures will drop on Friday before rebounding heading into the weekend. Another front on Sunday will likely drop temperatures again early next week.

~ Meteorologist Kristen Kennedy ~ January 3, 2022

Dale D. Schrum