Get ready! Central Florida temperatures to plunge
ORLANDO, Fla. - We're tracking the coldest air in four years rolling into Central Florida this weekend! Clouds will still be the general theme today, a few showers will be possible as well.
The strong cold front will quickly sweep through Florida later this evening, winds will increase from the northwest funneling a mighty chill through the overnight hours.
Lows tonight into early Saturday bottom out in the 30s in most locations with the air cold enough to promote a light freeze over northern Florida. Wind Chill Advisories are in effect Saturday morning from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. "Feels like" temps Saturday morning will range from 25-27 degrees, so certainly bundle up if you're heading out early.
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Highs on Weather Impact Day Saturday will be stuck in the 40s despite full sunshine and winds will be very gusty through the afternoon hours.
The coldest air will be arriving overnight Saturday into Sunday morning. Currently, Freeze Watches are up for much of the area for Sunday morning. These watches will likely get upgraded to Freeze Warnings. A HARD FREEZE is possible as far south as northern portions of Lake and Volusia counties. A lighter freeze looks likely closer to Orlando.
Lows Sunday morning will range from the mid-upper 20s north of Orlando, closer to 30 near the metro area.
If you're heading to the ROLEX 24 at the Daytona International Speedway bring a heavy coat! Air temps will be very chilly and wind chills or "FEELS LIKE" conditions even colder!
The good news longer term is a return of some above-normal warmth next week. Next Wednesday and Thursday will offer up highs near 80s degrees and lows back to the low-60s. Stay tuned and with the FOX 35 STORM TEAM when it matters the most!
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