Coldest air in more than a decade moves into South Florida this weekend

Temperatures in the 30s could lead to patchy frost

Local 10 Chief Certified Meteorologist Betty Davis gets you set for what could be the coolest weekend in the Miami area in more than a decade.

MIAMI – A major coastal storm is developing off the East Coast. This will grab Arctic air in the eastern U.S. and send it south to South Florida.

The first change will be felt on Saturday afternoon. As the cold air rushes in, high temperatures will not even make it out of the 50s in some areas, even under the Florida sun.

By Sunday morning, widespread temperatures in the 30s are expected all the way to the beaches. This could be the first time we measure a temperature in the 30s at Miami International Airport since Dec. 28, 2010.

In the Florida Keys, temperatures will not dip as low since they are surrounded by the warmer water. Temperatures in the low 50s are expected near Key West with 40s Sunday morning in the Upper Keys.

Full sunshine will try to warm us up Sunday afternoon, but highs will struggle to reach the low 60s. This is about 15 degrees below average.

While we are not forecasting temperatures to reach the freezing mark over populated areas of South Florida, there is a Freeze Watch for the Everglades. Temperatures there could dip to 32 degrees for several hours.

For the latest forecast information, click here to visit the Weather Authority page.

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