Home Weather Cool Start To December For Florida

Cool Start To December For Florida

Tuesday starts with a chilly breeze and lows in the mid to upper 50s, so it feels like December in South Florida.  Then the day features lots of sun and a gusty and strong breeze.  A high risk of dangerous rip currents is in place along the Gulf coast.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the upper 60s.

LIVE RADAR 24/7 (Click Here Then Press Play)

Wednesday morning will be quite cold, with lows in the mid-40s to low 50s.  The day will be sunny and breezy.  Wednesday’s highs will be in the low 70s in most places and the mid-70s right along the Atlantic coast.

Thursday will be another sunny day with a brisk ocean breeze.  Thursday’s highs will be in the mid to upper 70s.

Friday will feature a mix of sun and clouds with some showers in the afternoon.  Friday’s highs will be in the upper 70s.

Saturday’s forecast calls for good sun, some clouds at times, and periods of showers.  Highs on Saturday will be in the mid-70s.

In the tropics, the low near the Madeira Islands in the far eastern Atlantic has a medium chance of developing into a subtropical depression now, but conditions will become unfavorable quickly.  This will bring the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season to a close — at long last.  It’s been record-breaking, with 30 named storms, including 13 hurricanes and 6 major hurricanes.  The Louisiana coast has been particularly hard hit in 2020, with 5 named storms.  Nicaragua and Honduras suffered from direct hits by 2 hurricanes just weeks apart.  One of those hurricanes, Eta, created a watery mess here in South Florida when it arrived as a tropical storm with flooding rains in early November.

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.