Miami-Dade County

Cold front to hit South Florida Friday; temperatures to dip into 60s

Jennie DiRosa and Jenny Boese take their daily walk along Fort Lauderdale Beach dressed for the dip in temperatures as a cold front moved through South Florida, Jan. 17, 2014.
Jennie DiRosa and Jenny Boese take their daily walk along Fort Lauderdale Beach dressed for the dip in temperatures as a cold front moved through South Florida, Jan. 17, 2014. MIAMI HERALD FILE

Aside from Starbucks ringing in pumpkin spice latte season, it doesn’t feel much like fall in South Florida.

That will change Friday.

A cold front is making its way south from Canada and will bring some seasonal relief.

On Thursday night and Friday morning, lows will dip to 68 degrees at the Miami airport weather station, said Stephen Konarik, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service.

The weekend will be comfy, a little warmer, sunny and dry.

“It is part of a larger system,” Konarik said, pointing to a high pressure system out of Canada that has been causing severe weather in the northern United States.

While the weather along the coast will be milder, with temperatures in the low 70s, western communities including Homestead, Kendall and Weston, will feel the (sort of) chill with 64 degrees.

Low temperatures in the Florida Keys will be in the mid-70s.

But the cold snap is nothing out of the ordinary.

“It’s fairly typical for this time of year,” Konarik said, indicating past record low temperatures have been in the 60s.

The cold front will be preceded by rain Wednesday afternoon.

“We are expecting scattered thunderstorms,” Konarik said.

The sweater weather will be short-lived, with lows rising to 71 degrees on Saturday morning. And lows at the beginning of next week will be back to the upper-70s.

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