Florida is waking up to near record low temperatures Wednesday morning as a brutal cold front pushes in, prompting officials in Broward County to declare a cold weather emergency.
Florida is experiencing its coldest temps since January, with frost possible north and west of Orlando as clear skies allow the mercury to plunge as low as 2.8C (37F) in some areas.
Temperatures near the coast in Miami-Dade and Broward are struggling to climb above 10C (50F) while many inland areas are seeing Weds morning temps touch freezing.
*wakes up to check weather station*
*pulls covers back over her head*
This Florida girl is cold! pic.twitter.com/8P3GGLUwu9
— Lauren Rautenkranz (@WeatherLauren) November 28, 2018
COLD TEMPS ACROSS SW FLORIDA: Hey #SWFL – check out these numbers! Most areas are in the 40s this morning with a light wind making it feel even lower. In the city of #FortMyers, we’re about 20° COLDER than this time yesterday! @winknews @MattDevittWINK pic.twitter.com/VYvMsmkCNx
— Brittany Van Voorhees (@BrittanyVWINK) November 28, 2018
Ridiculous to be this cold in Florida, 39° this morning. pic.twitter.com/2FJ04HbXs1
— Aries (@AriesShaver) November 28, 2018
Officials in Broward County declared a cold weather emergency Tuesday night and opened special shelters in two locations – the Salvation Army in Fort Lauderdale and the Outreach Center in Hollywood – saying they’ll likely remain open Wednesday night too.
Thursday morning temperatures are expected to be just as cold, again with lows touching freezing in many locations.
Wrap up, folks.