It's cold, but when's the last time it was freezing in Central Florida?

Temperatures dipped to 30 degrees in Ocala last month

ORLANDO, Fla. – Central Florida will again wake up to very cold weather on Tuesday, but the region is not expected to see freezing temperatures.

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The most recent recording was Dec. 31, 2016, when Ocala reached 30 degrees, but it's been more than two years since freezing temperatures have been recorded in parts of Central Florida.


Here's a look at the most recent freezing temperatures recorded in other major Central Florida cities.

frost advisory, with temperatures expected to dip to as low as 34 degrees, has been issued for early Tuesday (3-8 a.m.) for a large portion of Central Florida, but the region will see a slow, gradual warmup through the week.

"Frost advisory means that frost formation is expected," News 6 meteorologist Candace Campos said. "So make sure to cover any sensitive plants and bring in the pets during the overnight hours."

"Now that the front has cleared, we are looking good and dry for the rest of the week as high pressure dominates the forecast for the next several days," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.

Monday started in the 30s and 40s across the region. The high in Orlando will reach 62, about 10 degrees below the average high on this date.

"High temperatures will gradually reach the low 70s by Tuesday after again starting in the 30s and 40s," Bridges said.

High temperatures will hit the mid-70s from Wednesday through Saturday.

"By Sunday we're back into the upper 70s," Bridges said.

The chance of rain stays out of the forecast for the next seven days.

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