Rare wind chill advisory issued for South Florida

Frigid temperatures arrive in Miami

Wind Chill Advisory Tonight
Wind Chill Advisory Tonight (WPLG)

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – You have to go back all the way to Jan. 18, 2018, to find a night as cold as overnight is expected to be for South Florida.

Forecast Low Temperatures Tonight
Forecast Low Temperatures Tonight (WPLG)

The forecast low for Miami is 44, but upper 30s are likely in western suburbs such as Weston, Kendall and Homestead.

If that weren’t enough, the cold will combine with gusty north winds, making it feel even colder. A rare wind chill advisory is in effect through 9 a.m. Wednesday, as wind chills will range from the mid-20s to the mid-30s.

Hazards from the cold include hypothermia to people and pets, fires from space heaters and even iguanas falling from trees as the cold-blooded creatures lose grip on their perches. If you do turn the heat on in the house, you may notice a “burning” smell for a moment or two. This is likely dust that has settled on the heating elements, and it is normal.

We know winter doesn’t stay long in South Florida, and warmer weather will return as early as Thursday.

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