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A Cold Front Is Hitting South Florida This Weekend; Temps Could Be as Low as Mid-50s

Brace yourself, everyone. South Florida is about to get all Planet Hoth on us with a cold front swooping in over the weekend that could bring temperatures as low as mid-50s.

So get ready to bust out those winter coats and boots. It's gonna be CRAZY.

A cold blast is hitting the northeastern part of the United States starting Friday, which will bring chilly temps down our way late in the weekend into Sunday.

Of course, it'll be mostly pleasant while the rest of the nation will be cold as balls. But still. Fifty degrees is pretty serious down here.

According to the National Weather Service, cold air from the north will bring temps down to the 50s and low 60s on Friday evening. Saturday will be in the 60s, and the temperature isn't going to get any higher than 70.

The National Weather Service says 70 degrees on Saturday will be six degrees below the 30-year normal max high for that day. This, of course, will be seen as a relief since the state is currently sweating through its warmest year on record. The NWS says the warm temperatures will remain at record levels until the cold front swoops in Friday night.

The last time our area had temps below the 80-degree mark was around Thanksgiving, and late October before that. In between that, it's been upper 80s, with "feels like" temps in the 90s, as this has been the warmest November and December on record. 

Still, as it always is in South Florida, the cooler air will be around for only a short time. Come Monday, things will get back to the usual warm temperatures, with nights in the upper 70s and more showers rolling in.

Unfortunately, the cool weather won't last into next week, so the dream of a White Christmas in South Florida is a futile one.

As it turns out, the rest of the country will also know what it feels like to have South Florida Christmas next week, as it's expected to be one of the warmest on record.

Still, any sort of relief from the heat in December is always welcome. So get the hot cocoa ready and dust off the old sweaters and leather jackets. It's gonna be a cold weekend. Well, cool, anyway.  
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