South Florida warming up after frost advisory

 

An urgent frost advisory was issued for parts of Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties by the National Weather Service, alerting farmers and residents of cooler overnight temperatures than first forecast.

The advisory ended at 9 a.m. Thursday. Early temperatures dropped into mid-30s in parts of interior South Florida and other parts of the state.

“Temperatures are running a little bit cooler than originally forecast this afternoon,” the service announced in the advisory. “Temperatures should fall into the mid-30s by sunrise Thursday over the interior areas.”

Thursday's high is expected to be near 70.

Feeling the cold blast hardest overnight: the Redland in South Miami-Dade.

“Areas of frost may cause damage to agricultural concerns. Precautionary preparedness should be taken,” the advisory said.

Farmers in South Miami-Dade monitored the temperature, including preparing sprinkler systems to ward off any freeze.

"This time of the year is the time we've got to put in the work, and it's a lot sleepless nights and long days," South Miami-Dade farmer Sam Accursio told CBS4.

Most of South Florida awoke to temperatures in the mid-40s.

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