Coldest temperatures of the season arrive Sunday

The coldest temperatures of the winter are expected to begin arriving Sunday morning as a cold front pushes through South Florida trailed by blustery winds.

Winds will increase to 25-30 mph over the local waters on Sunday. Sustained winds up to 25 mph with higher gusts are also possible over land areas.

The National Weather Service is warning that temperatures will drop into the 40s early Monday morning.

With winds up to 8 mph, wind chill values Monday could range from the mid 30s to lower 40s.

Although the forecast temperatures aren’t low enough to require wind chill advisories, which occur when it hits 35 degrees or lower for at least 3 hours, only a little deviation could trigger advisories.

Wind chill is the temperature the air feels on the skin because of the wind, but is not the actual temperature reading. Plants are not affected by wind chill because they respond to the true ambient temperature rather than how cold it feels to humans or animals.


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