The chilly temperatures this morning are tantalizingly close to breaking a record warm streak in South Florida.
The National Weather Service predicts Monday will be the coolest day of the week — with a high of 70 degrees and a low of 59. From Tuesday on, temperatures will climb back into the 70s and upper 60s, said David Ross, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service.
If the temperature stays relatively warm on Monday, it’ll be the 281st consecutive day above 60 degrees recorded at the Miami International Airport.
“Tonight we’re going to come a lot closer,” Ross said. “It’ll still be a close call. It’ll be at least another week until we have a chance to break it.”
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This day in 2015 saw even toastier temperatures, with a high of 83 and a low of 74.
The heat wave continued through the year, with an average temperature of 79 degrees in Miami, making it the warmest year on record. December 2015 was the warmest December on record for South Florida. The average temperature for Miami and Fort Lauderdale was 77 degrees.
Wednesday will be the rainiest day of the week, Ross said, and Tuesday will be the windiest.