Florida Cold Shot Coming Next Week

December 24, 2010; 3:36 PM
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Florida will not be exempt from a blast of cold air set to plummet across the entire eastern third of the United States by the end of this weekend.

The cold shot will follow the snowstorm expected to parallel the East Coast Sunday into Monday. While there is still some uncertainty as to how much snow will blanket New England these two days, there is no doubt that chilly air will plunge into Florida.

The cold air will hold Sunday's temperatures about 15 degrees below highs that are typical for Christmas Day across Florida. The exception will be South Florida, but only for one day. The unseasonable chill will expand to Miami and Key West on Monday.

Gusty winds blowing across the state will create even colder AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures.

To put the upcoming cold further into perspective, consider the fact that highs Sunday into Monday will actually resemble typical late-December overnight low temperatures.

Miami, for example, is only expected to warm to 61 degrees on Monday. That is equal to the city's average low on Christmas Day.

The upcoming cold will do more than have residents and holiday vacationers shivering, it will likely make farmers nervous. Temperatures will dip well into the 20s over northern Florida and will drop at least a few degrees below freezing across the interior of central Florida both Sunday and Monday nights.

A bitter shot of cold air earlier this month already seriously damaged some vegetable crops in South Florida.

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