Miami might have its coldest Christmas this century

Miami's forecast high for Christmas Day is 66 degrees, which would be its coldest X-mas since 1999.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – You can start dreaming of a cool Christmas, South Florida.

The forecast high for Friday in Miami is 66 degrees, Local 10 meteorologist Julie Durda says, which would be the city’s coldest Christmas Day since 1999.

That cold front could bring some scattered showers to dampen Santa’s travels through South Florida on Christmas Eve. In fact, before the front arrives, it could be in the 80s on Thursday.

After you open your presents, Julie is projecting that the coldest air of the season will come Saturday — with temperatures potentially dropping into the 40s. Farmers may even see some frost if wind chills reach the 30s.

And fellow Local 10 meteorologist Luke Dorris says temperatures that low make it possible for frozen iguanas to start dropping from the trees.

Hopefully, you have a thick sweater on your gift list.

Watch Julie’s outlook in the video at the top of this page.

For the latest forecast information, head over to the Local 10 Weather Authority page.

About the Authors:

A native of Sacramento, California, Julie Durda joined Local 10 with extensive knowledge and experience in meteorology from various parts of the United States.