The good news: It’s warmer Wednesday morning before dawn in South Florida than it’s expected to be Wednesday night after dark.
The bad news: That still means South Floridians are as likely to be wearing winter wear as their friends and relatives up in the Atlantic Coast’s snow-smacked areas.
Up there, folks might decide to stay inside another day. Meanwhile, the National Weather Service says Wednesday dawned at only 57 degrees at Miami International Airport with a forecast high of 70. Only 64 percent humidity, also, so lotion that skin used to choking humidity.
Broward County declared a Cold Weather Emergency for Wednesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. Thursday. For special cold night shelters, homeless people can be picked up at Pompano Beach City Hall, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd. or the Salvation Army, 1445 West Broward Blvd.
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Shelters are at the aforementioned Fort Lauderdale Salvation Army; the Broward Outreach Center, 2056 Scott Street, in Hollywood; Central Homeless Assistance Center, 920 NW 7th Ave; North Homeless Assistance Center, 1700 Blount Rd, in Pompano Beach.
The forecast for Wednesday night has temperatures dropping to 53 at the airport, around 50 in Doral and into the 40s in some parts of Broward. Thursday’s projected high, 70, is expected to be succeeded by at least one more dip into the mid-50s Thursday night.
So, at least two more mornings for school uniform sweatpants and hoodies, one more day for that cute sweater from Macy’s or that Paul Stuart pullover.