FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) – Showers and thunderstorms moved over the area Sunday night into Monday morning after the mercury soared to 90 degrees, tying a record Sunday.

But with the passage of the showers and a cold front on Monday, the temperatures will be plummeting over the next few days.

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Later in the afternoon Monday, the cold front will clear the area allowing drier air and clearing skies and eventually some much cooler weather.

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After topping out in the upper 70’s Monday, temperatures will start to drop as the winds shift out of the north and northwest. With clear skies and a northerly wind, overnight lows will drop into the 40’s by Wednesday morning.

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After Monday, most of the area will see lots of sunshine and highs in the low 70’s.

Craig Setzer