Powerful cold front will replace record heat with the 50s

40 mph wind gusts will usher in the chilly change

A cold front will bring an end to the record heat on Saturday in South Florida.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – A strong cold front fired up a line of severe thunderstorms across central Florida. Although the storms will weaken below severe limits as they move into South Florida, the cold air is still set to rush in.

We will reach our highest temperatures around 1 p.m. Saturday. We’re forecasting 89° in most cities, but some neighborhoods may be able to reach 90° for the first time since October. Our record high temperature today is 87°, which is expected to be broken.

Cold weather is starting to arrive to South Florida following some record heat.

A Wind Advisory is in effect through 10 p.m. as wind gusts up to 40 mph send in the cooler air.

The cold front itself will arrive between 2-5 p.m. Saturday. Expect scattered showers and a sharp wind shift from the south to the northwest. Humidity will drop in a hurry.

If you have Saturday night plans, be aware of temperatures already dropping through the 60s. The coolest air will arrive Sunday morning with widespread temperatures in the 50s. Expect mid-50s near the coast and low-50s inland.

Temperatures will only rebound to the low to mid-70s Sunday afternoon with low humidity and no chance of rain.

Enjoy the refreshing change while it lasts. Summer-like heat returns by Tuesday.

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Brandon Orr joined the Local 10 News team in 2018.