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People hoping to get a break from the cold while strolling around town for Art Basel, may be out of luck.
Thanks to a cold front moving through, forecasters expect a rainy Friday night into Saturday and then a significant drop in the temperature. It could be in the low 50s by Saturday night.
“We are definitely getting into a chilly period,” said Chuck Caracozza National Weather Service.
Thursday and during the day Friday, South Floridians can expect much of the same — with temperatures in the lower 80s. Meaning, beach days.
By Friday night, showers and possible thunderstorms are expected. That’s when temperatures will begin to drop to the upper 60s, Caracozza said.
While it won’t be nearly as cold as the Northeast or Midwest — and it definitely won’t snow — it will be cold by South Florida standards.
On Saturday, there is a 70 percent chance of rain, Caracozza said, and the thermometer will likely not go beyond 70.
And it only gets colder from there. Saturday night will likely drop to the lower 50s.
Sunday, Caracozza said, should be beautiful with sunshine and upper 60-degree weather.
By midweek, South Florida should be warm again.
“This is below normal for this time of year,” Caracozza said.