A cold front moving through South Florida this morning included wind gusts of more than 30 mph at Palm Beach International Airport as dry northern air pushes through.
While temperatures are cooling off in the short term, the day should warm up into the mid-60s by this afternoon with partly cloudy skies.
This is the third in a series of cold fronts that began hitting South Florida last week and will continue with more arctic air through the weekend.
The next front is expected to arrive Wednesday, although forecasters at the National Weather Service in Miami said its passage will be “quite subtle.”
“It is poised to bring low temperatures Wednesday night down several degrees,” forecasters wrote. “The minima are likely to be low and mid 40s in most areas, with upper 30s over northern Palm Beach County and northwestern interior.”
With winds nearing 18 mph, wind chill advisories may need to be issued, especially for areas where ambient temperatures dip below 40 degrees.
Daytime high temperatures will remain 10 to 15 degrees below normal. The normal high temp for this time of year is 76 degrees. The normal low is 58 degrees.
Blame Canada for the arctic air. A major dip in the polar jet stream is what’s letting all the cool air into the Sunshine State.