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Winter is here. Yes, Miami is in the 50s

Miami awoke to its first cold snap Monday morning, November 21, 2016, with temperatures in the 50s. A man  walking along the bay in Miami Shores keeps warm with a brisk pace and a hooded sweatshirt and long pants.
Miami awoke to its first cold snap Monday morning, November 21, 2016, with temperatures in the 50s. A man walking along the bay in Miami Shores keeps warm with a brisk pace and a hooded sweatshirt and long pants. emichot@miamiherald.com

South Florida is feeling the 50s early Monday morning. And we don’t mean Little Richard and “I Love Lucy.”

We’re talking about temperatures dipping down to 54 degrees in the Redland, 58 in Hollywood and Doral.

"Sweater weather has arrived," CBS4 meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez told her viewers Monday morning.

The cool spell is serving up the lowest temperatures so far this season in the Miami area.

The weather service predicts less depth in the dip as we move toward Thanksgiving — down to about 63 for most of South Florida Monday night and 67 on Tuesday night.

Sunny days should reach 75 early in the week and 77 or 78 later in the week.

Along with the clear skies and cool feeling, expect a breeze of 10-13 mph and a rip current risk until mid-week.

Newbies from the north missing the change of seasons can crack their windows and keep the PJs packed. But for those of South Florida blood, whether by birth or adaptation, it’s time to boil the water to prepare hot chocolate, put on the sweats, get out the blankets, call that special pal (or pet), and prepare for some snuggling.

Because, baby, it’s cold outside.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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