South Florida got off to a chilly start Thursday morning with temperatures dipping into the upper 30s and lower 40s across the region. High clouds prevented temperatures from dropping even further. CBS4 meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez said when you factor in the winds out of the North and Northwest at 10 to even 20 miles per hour, it felt even colder than the actual “air” temperatures; wind chill made it feel like the mid to upper 30s.
There was a Wind Chill Advisory in effect Thursday until 9 a.m.
High pressure over the Central Plains will help push cold air down the peninsula from the North throughout the day and keep us cool and windy this afternoon with highs only in the mid 60s. Thursday night the high pressure ridge will slide to the East and the winds will shift out of the Northeast to more of an onshore flow and possibly bring us a few sprinkles after midnight into Friday morning.
Friday will not be as cold, but there will still be a chill in the air with lows in the upper 40s inland, and the low to mid 50s closer to the coast. Highs on Friday will climb to the upper 60s. This weekend the warming trend continues with highs in the low 70s on Saturday and the mid to upper 70s on Sunday. By Martin Luther King Jr. day on Monday we will be near 80 degrees with a better chance of spotty showers. Back to the 80s by Tuesday of next week.