Long-range holiday forecast shows 20s, 30s in Florida during Christmas weekend

There are many reasons why we love Florida: Beautiful sunrises, sunsets, beaches, and warm weather. But some people really like the idea of having a chillier Christmas, just for one day at least.

If you're one of those people, you're in luck: our extended forecast shows winter-like temperatures when Santa Claus comes to town.

Colder than average temperatures are expected across the southeast with above average rain chances during the next 8 to 14 days. Our latest model runs are showing cold air sweeping south across the country in the days leading up to Christmas. 

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This will bring afternoon highs in the 50s and 60s with overnight lows in the 20s, 30s, and 40s in Central Florida. 

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"By Christmas Eve morning – I think this could be record setting," said FOX 35 Storm Team Meteorologist Ian Cassette. "Freezing, very cold temperatures for Christmas Eve and Christmas morning."

Cassette says there's even a chance for some light snow over northern Florida. We are still more than a week away, so things could change. 


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Depend on the FOX 35 Storm Team as we continue to monitor the latest model runs.