ORLANDO, Fla. – While it was nice to see the blue sky and the sunshine today, highs on Saturday only hit the 50s. The warmest it got didn’t happen in the afternoon, but rather just after midnight. Since then, the cold air has continued to move in.
- Orlando: 57 at 12:22 a.m.
- Daytona Beach: 54 at 12:15 a.m.
- Sanford: 56 at 12:01 a.m.
- Leesburg: 51 at 12:08 a.m.
- Melbourne: 58 at 12:02 a.m.
As the arctic air becomes more widespread Saturday night, many are already making preparations ahead of the potentially record cold.
Lows will range from 20 in Ocala to 22 in The Villages and closer to 25 in Palm Coast. Upper 20s to low 30s are expected everywhere south of that. Don’t forget to bring in pets and cover any plants that are sensitive to the freezing temperatures.
The last time there were record-breaking lows for the 30th of January was in 1966. That was 56 years ago.
Hard freeze and freeze warnings are in place overnight through 9 a.m.
Wind chill advisories are also in place for coastal Volusia and Brevard counties through 9 a.m. Sunday, with wind chill values ranging between 21-32 degrees. The wind inland will subside inland.
After a very cold start to the day Sunday, highs rebound to the low to mid 50s with plenty of sunshine.
Coming up this week, it starts off below the average of 73 degrees for this time of year to nearing 80 with a slight chance of rain by Thursday.