Miami-Dade County

Warming up: South Florida’s weather sunny, breezy, mixed with a little rain

Miami Dolphins fans wait in the chilly weather outside Ford Field as the fins prepare to play the Detroit Lions in Detroit, Michigan, November 9, 2014. Fans can expect temperatures in the 30s for Monday night's game against the Jets.
Miami Dolphins fans wait in the chilly weather outside Ford Field as the fins prepare to play the Detroit Lions in Detroit, Michigan, November 9, 2014. Fans can expect temperatures in the 30s for Monday night's game against the Jets. FOR THE HERALD

South Florida is once again warming up, but the windy weather should stick around for a few days, according to the National Weather Service.

“We are coming out of the quick cold spell,” said Bob Ebaugh, a National Weather Service specialist based in Miami-Dade County.

The cold snap, which dropped the temperature into the 50s on Thanksgiving and again on Saturday, left as quickly as it came. On Sunday, lows were in the upper 60s.

But Ebaugh warned beach-goers that with winds of 15 to 20 miles per hour, they should be cautious when going into the water.

“This weather is conducive to rip currents,” he said.

On Sunday, two people in the water off Key Biscayne were rescued after getting caught in strong currents. One was taken to Mercy Hospital while the other was treated at the scene.

The wind should stick around, but the weather will continue to warm up.

Monday’s high temperature will be in the upper 70s and the night’s low around 70.

South Floridians might also see a little rain this week.

A 30 percent chance of rain is forecast for Monday night and a 40 percent chance on Tuesday morning. The rain chance will drop to 20 percent Tuesday night.

“The rain should not be that significant,” Ebaugh said. “It’s looking like a pretty good week.”

While South Florida will bask in the warmth, the chill will continue up north when the Dolphins play the Jets on Monday Night Football. The low temperature in the New York area will be in the 30s.

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