This week is beginning to really feel like winter (for just a few days) in Orlando
Photo courtesy NWS Melbourne / Twitter
Health experts across the country have warned that cold weather and indoor gatherings could increase the spread of the coronavirus. Floridians, of course, mocked the idea of ”cold weather” (and probably also the idea of the spread of the coronavirus).
Floridians will be studying tonight.
The weather channel says it will be in the low 40s overnight on Monday and the lows will drop as low as 39 degrees on Tuesday. There won’t be much relief on Tuesday either, with highs only in the 50s and another chilly night.
This is the coldest weather in central Florida since January – when temperatures dipped back into the 1930s – and definitely the coldest local weather since the pandemic that shut the country down in mid-March.
Temps will be back by Thursday in the mid-70s, however. So don’t plan on rocking your puff jacket over the weekend.
Here is the forecast from the National Weather Service for Central Florida:
Prepare your winter coats, Central Florida! The coldest air of the season comes after tomorrow’s strong cold front. The coldest temperatures are expected on Wednesday morning, along with some frost possible. pic.twitter.com/3uKJcGr2EE
– NWS Melbourne (@NWSMelbourne) November 30, 2020
This story first appeared on our sister newspaper’s website, Creative Loafing Tampa.
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