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More cold temperatures coming to Isles
If you miss freezing or near freezing temperatures, don't worry, they are returning.

Early morning temperatures will be at or just above freezing for the rest of the work week, the National Weather Service at Jacksonville is forecasting.

The daytime high today is expected to be about 46 degrees, followed by an overnight low of 30 degrees.

Thursday and Friday nights will be more of the same, with low temperatures expected to be 33 and 32 degrees.

"Pretty much until Friday night and on into Saturday morning, we're going to have some cool temperatures," said Kate Guillet, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

A cold front from the northwest came through Tuesday night, dropping temperatures from the low 60s during the day to the upper 20s at night. This new arctic blast is a reminder that this is winter - even if normal January high is 60 degrees and normal low is 42 degrees.

While the swings have been extreme, this is normal for January weather, Guillet said. "We have systems like this come through all the time," she said.

Despite sub-freezing low temperatures Jan. 6 through 8 on St. Simons Island, the average high through Jan. 20 was right at the 60-degree January average and the average low was just 2 degrees off the normal, at 40 degrees, according to the weather service.

* Reporter Martin Rand III covers local news. Contact him at, on Facebook or at 265-8320, ext. 324.

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