By Lissette Gonzalez

MIAMI (CBS4) – A chill in the air across South Florida as we woke up with temperatures in the 50s in Broward and Miami-Dade counties and low to mid 60s through the Keys.

Thursday got off to a cloudy start as a cold front slowly moved across the area. If not for the clouds, we would have been even colder this morning. Once the front clears, the skies will clear as high pressure builds in and the winds increase out of the northwest.

Thursday afternoon will stay cool with highs struggling to reach the low 60s despite plenty of sunshine. The winds will be cranking out of the northwest at 10 to 15 miles per hour with gusts as high as 25 mph which will make it feel even chillier.

Thursday night the coldest air of the season arrives. With clear skies in place, lows will fall to the low to mid 40s near the coast and 30s inland. A freeze watch has been issued for Inland Broward through Friday morning as temperatures of 32 degrees or lower will be possible overnight.

These conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation and will be a concern for farmers. Areas of patchy frost will be possible across the far interior sections of South Florida including the Redland in Miami-Dade. Residents should take the necessary precautions to protect any delicate plants, bring in pets and bundle up.

Highs on Friday will be in the upper 60s. Our average high this time of year: 76 degrees. The cold snap continues through the weekend with yet another front sweeping in.

Saturday morning we’ll start off with the low 50s & upper 40s. Highs in the upper 60s, near the coast some areas may touch 70 degrees. And then a cold start on Sunday morning with lows in the mid 40s for some spots. Highs stay cool Sunday afternoon near 70 degrees. Milder trend starting Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday and Tuesday of next week with highs in the low to mid 70s.


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