Cool temps mark the start of dry season

 

gsolis@MiamiHerald.com

If palm trees changed colors, they’d start to turn orange this weekend.

Local forecasters are predicting lows in the upper-60s. The cooler temperatures are a result of a weather pattern bringing cool air from the North. It is expected to stay cool all weekend and early into next week.

The cooling trend indicates that South Florida is gradually transitioning into the dry season.

“It’s my favorite time of year because I can open the entire back of my house to enjoy the fresh air,” said Cooper City resident Paul Stein, a member of the Public Insight Network, an online community of people who have agreed to share their opinions with the Miami Herald and WLRN.

The change in weather allows Cooper to spend less on air conditioning and lets him focus on outdoor projects like “getting the lawn back in order.”

Warm temperatures are expected to return briefly because of an eastern front later next week. But forecasters say this is the start of the slow and subtle transition into fall.

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