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The Weather Feels Like It’s January


The calendar may say March, but South Florida feels more like January on Friday. After the coldest morning we’ve seen in well over a month, Friday features plenty of sun, but it won’t warm us up significantly. Highs on Friday will just barely reach the low 70s. We’ll also see a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents at the Miami-Dade and Broward beaches on Friday and into the weekend.

Saturday morning will be a bit milder, with lows in the mid to upper 50s in most locations. The day will bring a mix of sun and clouds with passing showers in spots. Saturday’s highs will be in the upper 70s.

Daylight Saving Time begins early Sunday morning, so set your clocks forward one hour (and lose that hour of sleep). Sunday will feature sun and some clouds on the breeze. Sunday’s highs will be near 80 degrees — about normal for mid-March.

Monday will bring the approach of yet another front, but ahead of it we’ll see sun, clouds, and some showers. Monday’s highs will be near 80 degrees.

Look for good sun and blue skies on Tuesday as cooler and drier air settles in. Highs on Tuesday will only reach the low 70s.

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.