South Florida woke up Sunday to temperatures in the 40s. The cool lasted all day, with afternoon highs that didn’t go above 70.
And more of that cool is on the way Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
As school resumes after the two-week winter break, forecasters are predicting morning lows in the 50s (about 10 degrees warmer than Sunday’s chill) but an afternoon high of just 67.
After record-breaking heat of 87 on Saturday, the cool was a relief. Maybe too much of a relief.
The suburbs of West Broward plunged to the mid-40s early Sunday. Coastal cities including Miami and Hollywood registered at 48.
“A nice little dose of winter,” CBS4 meteorologist Liz Horton said.
Making it feel even colder: a stiff breeze, with some wind gusts of over 30 mph. That also made it rough on the water, with a small-craft advisory in effect.
The 20 percent chance of rain on Sunday will carry into Monday and the first part of the week, according to the National Weather Service.
If South Florida seemed cold, the rest of the state was shivering on Sunday. At 7 a.m., Orlando registered 35 and Tallahassee 28. Some parts of the state were put under wind-chill advisories.
And then there was the rest of the country, where it was 18 in New York City and 9 degrees in Pittsburgh, where the Dolphins played the Steelers in a frigid playoff game Sunday afternoon.
Looking ahead, South Florida will warm up midweek, with afternoon temperatures in the low- to mid-70s and overnight and early morning lows in the 60s.