Miami-Dade County

South Florida to get even colder Thursday

School security guard Autrell Reid is well-prepared for the cool weather while standing watch over school children as they arrive at school on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014.
School security guard Autrell Reid is well-prepared for the cool weather while standing watch over school children as they arrive at school on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. Miami Herald Staff

Now may be a good time to get out the sparse winter clothing you have stuffed in a closet at home because it’s going to be a cold next couple of days in South Florida.

The region got a taste of it Wednesday morning, with lows in the 50s. It will be even colder overnight Wednesday and Thursday morning.

A northwesterly wind flow that will steadily bring cooler air to Miami into the weekend will cause “really unseasonably cool” temperatures, said Brad Diehl, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Miami-Dade.

An already chilly Wednesday will see temperatures plunge overnight with lows along the coast around 50 and in the mid-40s inland.

Highs on Thursday are expected to be in the upper-60s and will drop at night with lows in the mid-50s along the beach and upper-40s in western parts of Miami-Dade and Broward, Diehl said.

While Friday will still only see highs in the upper-60s, the weekend will mark a gradual climb with highs around 70 on Saturday and in the low-70s on Sunday.

The cold snap marks an unusual dip for this time of year, Diehl said.

Highs over the next several days will be around 10 degrees lower than normal and lows will depart roughly 7 to 10 degrees from a normal mid-December day, Diehl said.

The good news: No rain or wind.

“We’re going to have stable weather conditions at least through Friday,” Diehl said.

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