South Floridians wake up to frigid Wednesday morning

Temperatures are coldest in South Florida since February

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Winter made its initial strike on South Florida Tuesday morning, but it was even colder by Wednesday.

Many of us bundled up a bit as we felt lows in the upper 50s Tuesday morning, and we stayed parked in the 60s for afternoon highs. On Wednesday morning, temperatures were in the low 50s across South Florida with some inland neighborhoods briefly seeing temperatures in the upper 40s.

Wednesday’s weather was the coldest South Florida has had since February and Tuesday was about 15 degrees colder than the average first day of December.


The chilled air continued to slide down the state, pushing lows to the middle to upper 40s Tuesday night for locations away from the beaches. Miami and other locations along the coast saw temperatures in the low 50s Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

A shift in the wind direction will bring a gradual warming trend through the rest of the week. Wednesday afternoon brings low 70s that then warm to mid 70s Thursday. By Friday, we’re back to normal with a high of 80.

But this isn’t the only chill in the forecast, as winter fronts are on the move. More shots of cool air move in this weekend and again next week, keeping our long-range forecast on the cool side.

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