Coldest air this winter arrives in South Florida

The coldest weather of the winter season has officially arrived in South Florida.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – A few more ingredients have come together in South Florida, bringing the coldest weather of the season Monday morning.

A light northwest wind set the stage for widespread temperatures in the 40s in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Parts of Broward even saw temperatures in the upper 30s and a frost advisory was in effect for much of the morning.

At 7 a.m., it was 46 degrees at Miami International Airport, beating the last record set on Dec. 26 of 47 degrees.

With temperatures this low, we get into falling iguana territory. This is when the blood in iguanas becomes cool enough that they slow down, losing their grip to tree branches.

Once the sun warms it up later in the morning, they are able to move like normal.

This cold blast is the coldest of the season so far. As it currently stands, the lowest temperatures of the winter recorded Monday are 47 degrees in Miami, 46 degrees in Fort Lauderdale and 59 degrees in Key West.

The high for Monday is only 67 degrees.


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