South Florida woke up Tuesday to some cooler temperatures than in past days - and that's just the beginning of what could make for a Christmas holiday that will make it truly feel like December.
The cool change came after Monday’s cold front brought us back to seasonable temperatures. After a chilly start to the day on Tuesday, temperatures quickly warmed up into the mid-70s, exactly where we expect to be this time of the year.
Bright and dry skies will stick around through the next two days before another cold front pushes into South Florida by Christmas Eve. Wednesday should be a nice day with partly cloudy skies and warmer highs in the upper 80s. There’s only a 10% chance for a passing sprinkle.
Thursday will be very warm in the lower 80s. There could be a few isolated showers during the day, but the best chance of rain holds off until about 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve as the cold front pushes in.
It may still be in the mid-70s at 11 p.m., but by Christmas morning, as winds whip around to the northwest, temps will already be in the mid-50s. Any rain showers should get out pretty quickly by sunrise, leaving the rest of the day sunny.
Friday’s high temperature will only top out at 64° - the coldest Christmas since 1995!
The coldest morning of the season so far will be Saturday with lows in the mid-40s for Miami and Fort Lauderdale and the upper 30s in some suburbs. The afternoon will top out at 66°.