February 27, 2008
Cold to feel like the arctic to thin-blooded South Floridians
Posted by Ken Kaye at 11:23 AM
Rarely will you see the National Weather Service’s graphic depiction of South Florida look so colorful – all because of the cold air settling into the region.
Light blue for a wind-chill advisory. Blue-green, showing a wind-chill watch. Lavender, depicting a gale warning. Purple, depicting a high-surf advisory. And red, for a red-flag warning of wildfire danger.
The bottom line: It’s going to be chilly around here for the next day or so, even a bit colder than the weather service first predicted.
Temperatures tonight and Thursday morning in Broward and Miami-Dade counties are to fall into the low 40s inland and the mid 40s along the coast. It should be even colder in Palm Beach County.
Mix in a 10-15 mph wind, and the wind chill, or feels-like temperature, will be 35 to 40 degrees for most of the region.
To thin-blooded South Floridians, that’s going to feel like the arctic tundra.
“It’s really going to feel really chilly compared to what we’ve had,” weather service meteorologist Dan Gregoria said, referring to the record heat earlier this week.
High temperatures on Thursday afternoon were expected to remain in the mid to upper 60s.
“By Friday, we warm back up into 70s,” Gregoria said.