Freezing temps likely Saturday night in Southwest Florida

Reporter: Dylan Federico
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The coldest weather in over a decade will impact Southwest Florida this weekend, with a freeze likely inland Saturday night.

A powerful arctic front plowed through Southwest Florida last night, and behind it, we’ll see lots of sun with highs staying in the 50s this afternoon. The wind will also be howling out the north at 20-30 MPH, which will make it feel even colder.

Temperatures will fall off a cliff tonight, with lows crashing into the 20s inland, and 30s along the coast. With widespread freezing temperatures expected, it’s important that you protect your plants and pets, especially if you live on the inland side of I-75.

The good news is if you don’t like the cold, we see a rapid warmup heading into next week as highs soar back into the mid-80s, however, rain chances do return by the end of the week.

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