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The coldest weather of the year is coming to South Florida

The lowest temperatures of the year are coming to South Florida, in time for the Supermoon lunar eclipse on this Sunday night and the Martin Luther King Jr. parade and holiday next Monday.

According to Paxton Fell, National Weather Service meteorologist in the Miami office, Broward, Miami-Dade, and the Florida east coast may have temperatures in the upper 40s on Monday morning. She said that the wind chill would make it become even more wintering.

Building seas and gusty winds will make weather conditions hazardous on the waters, with rip tides, too. However, the most polar bear of tourists may want to swim on Monday when the high is expected to increase to the mid-60s. Temperatures from 30s to 40s are expected in the Lake Okeechobee region.

All of this is added to Winter Storm Harvey, which has wrecked holiday weekend travel plans. According to the Weather Channel, Harvey has just led to winter storm warnings or watches for Chicago, Boston, Milwaukee, Providence, Hartford, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Albany, Des Moines, and Cleveland. The Weather Channel also said that major flight delays and some cancellations are expected this weekend at the major Northeast hubs such as Boston-Logan, JFK, Newark, LaGuardia, Dulles, Philadelphia, and Reagan National airports. Some other significant delays are also possible on Saturday at Kansas City, Chicago O’Hare Airport and other airports in the Ohio Valley, Midwest, and interior Northeast.

In fact, temperatures in the 40s don’t sound too bad in South Florida. Fell also said that in spite of what feels like a chillier January than usual for South Florida, they’re not setting any cold records. Even though there have been some colder days this month, they’re actually running 2.1 degrees above normal.

According to the National Weather Service, the average monthly temperature for January is about 70.1 degrees, and right now it is at 72.2 before the coming chill.