CORAL GABLES (CBS4) – Jackets and sweaters were the order of the day as temperatures across South Florida dipped into the low 40’s, some the upper 30’s, Tuesday morning.
It’s an obvious change for the Sunshine State famous for its sun and surf.READ MORE: 120 Opa-locka Residents Return Home After Gas Explosion At Apartment Complex
The cool change didn’t stop Georgina Alcaza from her daily morning walk at Philips Park in Coral Gables. She said the weather was perfect.
“This weather I love it. I love it. I like the winter not the summer.”
Sig Delgado, father of two little girls, dressed them up in sweaters and suede boots. He says the girls were enjoying the lower temps and it was their idea to bundle up and head outside.
“They’re enjoying it. They wanted to come out for a walk, so that’s what we’re doing,” said Delgado.READ MORE: Police Investigate Double Shooting In NW Miami-Dade
But not everyone is excited about the cold change. Farmers were up bright and early checking the temperatures. If it gets down to 34 degrees, John Alger, Jr. with Alger Farms in Florida City, said his sweet corn and nursery trees could be ruined.
During the cold snap this past January, Alger lost seventy percent of his crops to frost and cold air.
Although the temperature has held steady at 40 degrees, he started the water pumps to keep his crops warm just to be safe.
“Since the forecast has changed and it’s not as cold as originally predicted, we’re airing on the side of caution,” explained Alger.
As for James Richardson, he stopped at a coffee shop on Miracle Mile to grab a hot drink. A pilot from Chicago, he said what we call “chilly” in South Florida doesn’t compare to the cold weather back in his hometown.MORE NEWS: CDC Issues New Covid-19 Guidance For The Holiday Season
“I’m on layover for a few hours so I’m enjoying the sunny weather here. It’s much better than Chicago.”