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Just when the iguanas started thawing, another cold blast is heading to Florida

Why do iguanas fall out of trees when it's too cold?

In this archive video, Sherry Schlueter with the Wildlife Care Center explains why iguanas fall out of trees and lay motionless when the temperature gets too cold. Video is from Jan. 7, 2010.
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In this archive video, Sherry Schlueter with the Wildlife Care Center explains why iguanas fall out of trees and lay motionless when the temperature gets too cold. Video is from Jan. 7, 2010.

Just when you thought it was safe to look up at your tree again without worrying a frozen iguana might fall out and poke you in the eye, another cold front is expected to chill your weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, the warm 70s South Florida has felt this week will give way to a dip early Saturday that will be comfy in the day with mid-70s but swoop downward by early Sunday morning. Expect lows in the upper 40s and again a chilly Monday morning.

WLRN morning host Joe Johnson joked Thursday on Twitter about the coming cold: “Iguanas have been spotted at Burlington Coat Factory in advance of this weekend’s cold front, arriving Friday night!”

High temperatures should hit 69 or 70 degrees Sunday and inch back up by Martin Luther King Day on Monday afternoon.

North Florida, including Tallahassee, could dip into the upper 20s Sunday night, but a repeat of snow and ice closing roads is not likely given this cold front is riding in on the sun. The Panhandle could see some rain Friday when temperatures begin to dip. Rain chances there, and in South Florida, are slight over the holiday weekend.

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A woman covered up from the cold weather in downtown Miami during a recent cold front in the new year. Another chill, though not as severe, is expected through the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Roberto Koltun rkoltun@miamiherald.com

The cold front won’t be as frigid as last week’s blast that brought snow to Tallahassee and temperatures near freezing in parts of South Florida’s agricultural areas, including the Redland. Lows in the 50s are expected to continue into next week.

In this video shared by Jenna Isola, a man carries a frozen iguana near Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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