Bundle up South Florida!
Tuesday began with temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s as a Wind Chill Advisory was in effect until 10 a.m. for inland and metro Broward and inland and south Miami-Dade.
The combination of cool temperatures and wind will make it feel like the 30s at times, and with cold air pouring into the region behind Monday’s cold front, temperatures will struggle to reach 60 degrees.
Most towns and cities will see highs in just the upper 50s. It will be sunny, but long sleeves will be worn by most folks throughout the day.
Wednesday morning will be even colder. A Freeze Watch will be in effect overnight, except along the coast. Thermometers will drop into the 30s and lower 40s, and the lowest temps will be found inland, where sensitive plants could be damaged by the chill.
The cold snap had some South Floridians recalling the deep freeze that hit the area two years ago, and hoping that doesn't come back.
"We had a hard freeze. It burned the coconuts, and damaged and burned a lot of coconut trees," said Bob Roth, owner of Bob's New River Grove in Davie. "It took over a year for the coconuts to come back -- the trees that did survive. We lost half our coconut trees."
State officials want residents to keep the five Ps in mind during the cold weather: protecting people, plants, pets, exposed pipes and practicing fire safety.
David Phares and Delvin Williams were visiting for the Orange Bowl from West Virginia.
"It just looks like we're back home with palm trees. Everyone has layers on lik we do," said Williams.
Broward County has declared a cold weather emergency from Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday. Homeless people were adivsed to go to the Pompano Beach City Hall, at 100 W. Atlantic Blvd, the Salvation Army at 1445 W. Broward Blvd and the Broward Outreach Center, at 2056 Scott St., by 6:30 p.m. to get access to shelters.