MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Santa Claus might want to leave his thick red coat behind when he travels to South Florida to drop off toys for the tots this weekend.

While people around the rest of the country bundle up in the snow, South Florida enjoyed mild temperatures Friday morning with the low 70s near the coast and the upper 60s inland.South Florida’s average low this time of year is 62-degrees.

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The winds have calmed down and patchy dense fog developed overnight leading to reduced visibilities inland and there were a few spotty showers due to low level moisture.

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Friday’s afternoon highs will climb to the low 80s once again. The average high for this time of year is 77-degrees.

It has been a very warm start to the winter season and that pattern continues right through the holiday weekend due to a ridge of high pressure parked over the Western Atlantic.

With high pressure in control and an easterly wind flow, there may be a few showers Friday and the next few days.

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A slow moving cold front moves in next week Tuesday into Wednesday and will likely bring South Florida a better chance of rain and help drop our temperatures by just a few degrees. Instead of highs in the low 80s, we could see highs in the upper 70s.

Lissette Gonzalez