Will frozen iguanas drop from the trees?
The reptiles might be cold-stunned, but the humans in South Florida might be a little stunned, too, as they wake up Monday morning to temperatures in the 40s, and maybe even colder.
The region is feeling the coldest weather so far this winter. As temperatures in parts of interior Broward County flirt with the 30s on Monday morning, the metro areas of Miami-Dade and Broward dropped to the low- to mid-40s. The Keys are running in the 50s.
“It is cold,” CBS4 meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez told her viewers Monday morning.
And with the wind chill, the temperature feels even colder, like 40 in Pembroke Pines, she said.
The frigid conditions will be followed by clear skies later in the day, with highs in the mid- and upper-60s in Miami-Dade and Broward, according to the National Weather Service.
“It may even be cold enough for falling and frozen iguanas in the western suburbs!” WSVN channel 7 weather producer Jackson Dill said on Twitter.
Parts of interior Broward and nearby Glades, Hendry, Palm Beach and Collier counties are under a frost advisory from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m., according a forecast of the National Weather Service in Miami. A frost advisory gets issued when temperatures of 33 to 36 degrees are forecast — creating a thin layer of ice that can damage sensitive plants if left outside uncovered.
But the cold won’t stick around for long. By Tuesday, Miami-Dade and Broward will see warmer temperature with highs in the mid-70s. Both counties are expected to see some rain later in the day.
There is also a chance of rain on Wednesday and Friday in Broward and Miami-Dade with temperature highs in the mid-70s or lower.
Temperatures are expected to go back down to the 40s throughout the counties Saturday night.
1/23 at 7:30pm: Inland Broward County has been added to the Frost Advisory as the latest forecast has trended a tad colder. Low temperatures are forecast to range from the mid to upper 30s near Lake Okeechobee to the low to mid 40s elsewhere! Stay warm fellow South Floridians! pic.twitter.com/JpWZEDX974
— NWS Miami (@NWSMiami) January 24, 2022