Frost, freezing temperatures hit Central Florida

Ocala sees temps plummet to 29 degrees

By Daniel Dahm - Digital Manager, Troy Bridges - Meteorologist

ORLANDO, Fla. - Some Central Floridians are waking up to frost Wednesday morning as temperatures dropped into the 30s and 40s across the region.

At 7 a.m., Ocala saw the low hit 29 degrees. Most other areas were above freezing, including Palm Coast at 34 and Orlando at 40. A frost advisory was in effect for most of Central Florida until 8 a.m.

After the very brisk start, abundant sunshine will raise temperatures into the upper 60s. The average high in Orlando on this date is 74.

The overnight low early Thursday will be 52.

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Thursday's high will be in the mid-70s, and there's a 30 percent chance of rain.

Rain chances jump to 80 percent on Friday, with a high of 78.

The weekend will see highs around 70 degrees. There's a 30 percent chance of rain on Saturday.

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

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