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Broward Sets New Record For Cold

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South Florida bundles up as temps drop.

South Florida bundles up as temps drop.

MIAMI (CBS4) – Broward County has set a new record for cold temperatures that has not been broken since 1995.

Temps dipped to 56, breaking the record of 62 set a decade ago.

The cold will continue as most of Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties will be under a Freeze Warning early Tuesday morning.

A Hard Freeze Warning has been issues for Glades and Hendry Counties overnight, and Freeze Warnings have been expanded into western metro Broward and western metro Miami-Dade Counties.

The National Weather Service canceled a Freeze Watch it had issued for Monday morning because temperatures did not drop as low as forecast, and remained above the freezing mark, due to cloud cover which kept the heat in.

Monday’s skies are expected to be clear, and along with the cold air moving in, will make for much cooler conditions Monday night into Tuesday morning. The Freeze Warning will be in effect from 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday for the inland tri-county area.

“This is not normal! This is so weird,” said Neelam Rawal, who lives in Miami Beach.

Some visitors to our area continue to tease residents about their reaction to the cold air.

“You wear a fur coat, the hat, the whole thing,” said a tourist named Rhonda from Toronto. She was amused.

Remember our sensitive tropical plants don’t need freezing temperatures to be damaged.

On Monday the high temperature is forecast to be in the mid 50s. The lows early Tuesday will be in the lower 30s, but when you factor in the wind chill it could reach the upper 20s. Tuesday afternoon highs will be in the low 60s. By Wednesday we will see more moderate temperatures with highs near 70 degrees and lows in the mid 50s. By the end of the week, expect 70s during the day and upper 50s to lower 60s at night.

Your neighborhood weather can always be monitored with our exclusive Weatherbug Network.

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