MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It was a chilly start to Valentine’s Day with the low 50’s near the coast and upper 40’s inland this morning after a cold front swept across the area yesterday.

The average low this time of year is approximately 62 degrees, so the area was about 10 degrees below normal.

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As the day goes on, bright sunshine and blue skies are on the agenda. But, temperatures will struggle to reach the low 70’s due to the cold air in place, about 6-8 degrees below normal.

Friday night and into Saturday morning, temperatures will still be cool near the coast with lows in the upper 50’s and a bit cooler inland.

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A high pressure system will provide for mainly dry, stable conditions as we head into the long holiday weekend. The weather will be spectacular for all of the outdoor festivals and events taking place around South Florida including the Coconut Grove Arts festival and the Miami Boat show.

Saturday, highs will be pleasant in the mid to upper 70’s. And thanks to a weak cold front moving through, temperatures will warm up significantly into Sunday with highs expected to climb to the upper 70’s.

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On Monday, President’s Day, highs will climb to the low 80’s with plenty of warm sunshine. And we’ll be slightly warmer Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

Lissette Gonzalez