The chilly weather will get back to normal this weekend before the region gets a threat of snow and what may be the coldest day so far this month.
Today's high for the Gainesville area is predicted to be 49 and Saturday's high will be a near-normal 55, said forecaster Kent McMullen of the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City.
But late Saturday afternoon, he said, it will rain and become widespread by evening as a cold front moves into the area from up north.
The low temperature of 42 Saturday night will become the high for Sunday because temperatures will slowly fall the first day of the week, McMullen said.
There is a 40 percent chance of rain or snow as temperatures drop Sunday, but no accumulation is expected because the ground is too warm, he said.
As the cold front moves out Sunday night, the temperature will drop to about 22 before Monday's high around freezing and winds of 20 mph.
"Monday's probably going to feel like one of the coldest days so far," McMullen said.
But temperatures are expected to return to the 50s by mid-week, he added.