Ho-Ho-Hot In South Florida As Rest Of Nation Freezes

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Feelin’ the heat? While the majority of the country is under a deep freeze, temperatures in South Florida continue to climb to record breaking levels.

Morning low temperatures have broken records for the daily warm minimum temperature in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties since Saturday.   Record high temperatures have been broken in both counties as well.

Monday’s forecasted high of 85 degrees will challenge the previous record high temperature of 85 set in Miami back in 1989.  The stretch of 80 degree temperatures will continue through the week, and CBS4 meteorologists are not too optimistic the holiday weekend will bring a huge cool down either. Although some models indicate we could see temperatures in the upper 70s by Christmas Eve.

The reason? We are stuck in a pattern of moist easterly flow.  A few cold fronts have approached Florida and stalled out to the north, near Central Florida, keeping the cooler temperatures away from our region.  A trough of low pressure will build into the East Coast at the end of this week, but most models show that the front will once again stall to our north, taking some time to slide into South Florida. It should arrive by Christmas, bringing the chance for showers.

Although it may not cool us down to seasonal levels, it should bring slightly drier air to the region, which will make it feel a little better.

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