Bundle up! Frost advisory issued for most of Central Florida

'It's going to be cold,' News 6 meteorologist Tom Sorrells says

By Daniel Dahm - Digital Manager

ORLANDO, Fla. - A frost advisory is in effect early Wednesday for most of Central Florida as temperatures will hover near freezing in areas north of Orlando.

The advisory will be in effect from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. in Marion County as lows will be around 32 degrees. The rest of Central Florida, excluding Brevard County and coastal Volusia County, will be under a frost advisory from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Orlando will see a low near 38, about 10 degrees above the record low.

"The wind won't be much of a factor, but that will allow a heavy frost to form in some areas," News 6 meteorologist Tom Sorrells said. "It's going to be cold."

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The cold snap has prompted homeless shelters and churches to open their doors for those seeking shelter.

The Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, at 18 N. Terry Ave. in Orlando, was expected to open at 7 p.m. Tuesday to make overflow space available for single women and families at its Center for Women and Families. Single men can go to the Men’s Service Center, at the same location, also starting at 7 p.m.

Meanwhile, two Lake County churches are opening their doors.

LifePointe Church, at 3551 E. Orange Ave. in Eustis, and Trinity Assembly of God, at 200 Urick St. in Fruitland Park, will be open from 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday.

For more information about preparing for extreme cold weather events, visit www.floridadisaster.org/hazards/extreme-cold.

Wednesday's high will reach 71 degrees in Orlando.

Temperatures will gradually climb to the mid-70s by Friday, when there's an 80 percent chance of rain.

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