Cold front bringing cooler weather

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    Weather watching

A cold front coming through could bring some scattered thunderstorms and cool things down for the weekend.

By Saturday afternoon, we will only be in the mid-60s. Temperatures will drop into the upper 40s at night. This winter ranked in the top five warmest on record in East Central Florida, we had some cold spells with nights in the 30s, but they did not last long.

The evening sky will feature a half moon high in the southern sky as we head toward a full moon on March 9, and it is a supermoon appearing almost 10 percent brighter and larger than a normal full moon. A supermoon is a full moon that nearly coincides with perigee—the closest that the Moon comes to the Earth in its elliptic orbit.

Venus continues bright in the western sky after dark. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour Saturday night as we go back on daylight savings time. After the time change, we will have a sunrise of 7:41 a.m. next Monday and the sun will set at 7:31 p.m.