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Christmas cool down: South Florida wind chills may fall to 30s

Brace for the coldest X-mas since 1999

The lowest temperatures will come Saturday, after the mercury is expected to consistently drop through Christmas Day, meteorologist Luke Dorris says.
The lowest temperatures will come Saturday, after the mercury is expected to consistently drop through Christmas Day, meteorologist Luke Dorris says.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Santa dropping gifts through your chimney is going to coincide with temperatures dropping across South Florida.

While we can expect a warm Christmas Eve, Local 10 meteorologist Luke Dorris forecasts that the Christmas Day high temperature will be before sunrise, with the mercury then falling throughout Friday.

He has the forecast high for Friday at 66 degrees, which would be the coolest Christmas in Miami this century — since 1999, to be exact.

Much of South Florida could see temps as low as the 50s on Christmas, and it will get even colder heading into Saturday, when low temperatures are forecasted to dip into the 40s and some parts of the region could experience wind chills in the 30s.

Yes, that could mean cold-stunned iguanas falling from the trees.

Watch Luke’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:

Luke Dorris joined the Local 10 Weather Authority just in time for Hurricane Irma in 2017.

David Selig is the Digital Executive Producer at WPLG, overseeing Local10.com.