Miami-Dade County

A weather treat: Sunny, dry, warm week ahead for South Florida

Miami Herald File

After a cooler than usual Monday morning, temperatures in South Florida are expected to slowly rise through the week.

Dry air and an absence of clouds caused temperatures to dip below 70 degrees, said Chris Matta, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Miami-Dade County. The forecast calls for a similar cool start Tuesday through Friday.

But the afternoons will heat up in familiar mid-80s territory, Matta said. Highs in the low- to mid-80s at the beginning of the week will rise to the mid- to upper-80s by Friday.

The weekend could see another slight dip with high temperatures in the lower 80s, Matta said.

“There’ll be a cold front which approaches Friday,” Matta said. “We’re expecting it to be a little bit colder.”

But that weekend cool won’t get to South Florida in time for Halloween.

The good news for trick-or-treaters: “It looks like at this point [Friday] should be mainly dry,” Matta said.