Temperatures drop into 30s in parts of Central Florida

Freezing temperatures expected in Marion County

Published On: Jan 31 2013 06:58:38 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 01 2013 07:52:46 AM EST
ORLANDO, Fla. -

Central Florida saw numerous days in the 80s in January, but February began much cooler.

"After days of very warm weather, we'll have to dust off the coats," said Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges, referring to low temperatures in the 30s and 40s early Friday morning across the region.

A freeze warning was issued for Marion County from 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday, and temps reached 32 degrees around 6 a.m.  Sumter County was under a freeze watch Friday morning. 

Orlando saw a low near 40 degrees but was expected to rebound to 67 degrees Friday afternoon.

"The good news is that the weekend is shaping up nicely," said Bridges, who added that rain chances are slim for the next several days.

Super Bowl weekend will see high temperatures in the low 70s across Central Florida.

High temps next week are expected to remain in the low to mid-70s. 

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