By Dave Warren

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A cold front has pushed through the area Friday taking with it the warm breeze and bringing a few showers.

What will move in Friday night and be here for the rest of the weekend is drier and much cooler air.

After seeing temperatures in the middle 70s Friday afternoon much of South Florida will wake up to lows in the 50s Saturday morning.

In addition to the cooler temperatures, winds will continue to gust out of the west but begin shifting to the northwest. This will keep temperatures in the upper 60s Saturday afternoon and set up for an even colder night.

“In order to get really cold air here into South Florida, you need a northwest wind all the way down the Florida Peninsula.” Says CBS4 Meteorologist Dave Warren. “Cool dry air must stay that way, cool and dry, in order to give us here in South Florida those chilly morning temperatures.”

By Sunday morning lows will be in the upper 40s inland with areas near the coast staying right around 50 degrees. “Oftentimes after a cold front the first night is cold with the breeze but the second night is colder but calmer.” Says Warren.

By Sunday night, the breeze starts turning to the northeast which will keep it from getting as cold at night and will warm temperatures up each afternoon. By the end of the week, highs will be back in the upper 70s and near 80 degrees.

These will be the coldest temperatures of the new year Sunday morning. There were a few days in December of last year temperatures were in the 40s at Miami International Airport.

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Dave Warren