Freezing temps overnight could break record low readings by Sunday morning

Last record-breaking cold for Sunday came in 1966

Photo by Samara Cokinos. (WKMG)

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.

Highs Saturday

  • 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.

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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.

After a very cold start to the day, highs will rebound to the low to mid-50s with plenty of sunshine Sunday.

The last time there were record-breaking lows for the 30th of January was in 1966. That was 56 years ago.

Record lows from 1966 have a chance at being tied or broken as we start Sunday in the 20s and 30s. (wkmg)

Hard freeze and freeze warnings are in place overnight through 9 a.m.

Hard Freeze Warnings in place into Sunday morning (wkmg)
All areas in the purple will be under a freeze warning through early tomorrow morning. Areas not colored in purple are under a hard freeze during that same time frame. (wkmg)

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.

Wind Chill Advisory into early Sunday for coastal counties. (wkmg)

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.

About the Author:

Emmy Award Winning Meteorologist Samara Cokinos joined the News 6 team in September 2017. In her free time, she loves running and being outside.