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Chilly Days Ahead

Chilly Days

South Florida begins 2018 with some showers, but the real weather story will be the chilly days ahead later in the week. While we won’t set records (our see a bit of snow like some of our Florida neighbors to the north), it will feel like winter. For New Year’s Day, we’ll see early patchy fog, giving way to some sun in the morning and early afternoon. Then showers move in as a front approaches and then stalls out to our south. But highs on Monday will make it into the upper 70s.

Tuesday will feature clouds and showers, with heavy rain in spots. Tuesday’s highs will be in the low 70s. Look for clouds and showers to linger on Wednesday. Wednesday’s highs will be in the mid to upper 60s.

Then skies will clear and temperatures will drop into the 40s by Thursday morning. Thursday will bring good sun along with a few clouds on a chilly breeze. Thursday’s highs will only reach the mid 60s.

The wintry trend will continue on Friday, with a chilly morning followed by lots of sun and a few clouds on a cool breeze. Highs on Friday will be in the mid 60s.

Donna Thomas has studied hurricanes for two decades. She holds a PhD in history when her experience with Hurricane Andrew ultimately led her to earn a degree in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University. Donna spent 15 years at WFOR-TV (CBS4 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale), where she worked as a weather producer with hurricane experts Bryan Norcross and David Bernard. She also produced hurricane specials and weather-related features and news coverage, as well as serving as pool TV producer at the National Hurricane Center during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Donna also served as a researcher on NOAA's Atlantic Hurricane Database Reanalysis Project. Donna specializes in Florida's hurricane history.