Bitter cold blasts Central Florida

Temperature in Ocala dips to 25 degrees


ORLANDO, Fla. – A bitter blast of cold air moved into Central Florida on Monday.

Temperatures dropped to 25 degrees in Ocala and 36 degrees in Orlando. Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said Melbourne dropped three degrees shy of its record to 35 degrees Monday morning.

People woke to frost on their car windshields and on grass, but temperatures will gradually warm through the day.  By noon, expect the high temperature to reach 57, and by 3 p.m. it will be about 65, which is 10 degrees below the normal high temperature for Orlando.

Tuesday's high will reach the mid-70s, and high temperatures will be near 80 degrees until the weekend.

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