While rest of the nation shivers, South Florida to enjoy mild, dry days
MANATEE -- While a massive arctic blast is sweeping the United States, South Florida will emerge unscathed with temperatures in the mid- to upper-60s and dry weather for the rest of the week.
With a massive arctic blast sweeping the country, temperatures in much of the continental United States are plummeting and thick snowflakes are falling.
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Aaccording to accuweather.com, only eight states will slip past the cold front’s icy grip.
Manatee County is among the lucky places.
“We’ll get like the very tail end of the front,” said meteorologist Steven Ippoliti of the National Weather Service. “Winds may be shifting, temperatures may drop a degree or two.”
But overall, with lows in the mid- to upper-60s for the remainder of the week, Ippoliti said, it’s nothing out of the ordinary: “It’s close to seasonal, maybe a touch below.”
Saturday morning will mark the nadir with a low of 65, but Sunday morning will see temperatures jump back to a low of 68. Highs are expected to rise about 80.
With the wind shifting to the east, light morning showers may be possible, Ippoliti said, but the chance of rain is low for the rest of the week at only 10 percent.