South Florida is getting a holiday treat: lower temperatures on Christmas Day.
Cooler temperatures toward the middle of the week arrive courtesy of a cold front in North Florida making its way south, according to Brad Diehl, a forecaster with the National Weather Service.
Partly sunny skies, with a bit of wind, are forecast all week. Monday through Wednesday, rain chance will be low, with highs mostly in the upper-70s and lows in the low-70s.
“We’ll see a few showers, isolated at best,” Diehl said.
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As for outdoor Christmas Eve festivities: The party may need to be taken inside. Wednesday night brings a 60 percent chance of showers and temperatures in the upper-60s.
South Floridians will wake up on Christmas Day to lows in the low- to mid-60s, rising to the mid-70s with a slight chance of rain.
“Christmas Day we’ll start to feel the effect of the cold front,” Diehl said. “The winds behind the cold front will start to enter the area Thursday night close to Friday.”
The cooler weather is here to stay throughout the rest of the week, with temperatures in the mid-60s and 70s Friday through Sunday.