If you live in the Lake Okeechobee region, inland Southwest Florida, Broward or Palm Beach, you won’t want to leave your house this morning without a hat and gloves — and maybe even a scarf.
The National Weather Service announced a wind chill advisory Thursday morning until 10 a.m. Wind chills are expected to be in the mid-20s to the mid-30s, making hypothermia and frostbite a possibility.
After 10 a.m., temperatures were expected to climb out of the mid-40s and into the mid-50s. By Friday, it should be in the low 60s again.
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The low temperatures have South Florida scrambling. Homeless shelters are opening up extra beds; airports are filled with stuck travelers; farmers are protecting their plants; and pet owners are urged to keep their furry friends inside.
The cold snap is expected to end by Saturday for South Floridians. Our Northern neighbors aren’t as lucky.