01/03/2012 09:21 am ET Updated Mar 04, 2012

Arctic Cold Front: Miami Bundles Up As Temperatures Drop

Something unusual happened overnight, and it wasn't just the Heat losing a game: an arctic cold front surged south over the Miami area, according to the National Weather Service, dropping temperatures into the lower 40s and boasting a windchill of 35 degrees.

Fortunately, it won't stay that cold this morning, but by tonight you may need a new coat (we know you're already googling mall directions): temperatures are expected to climb into the 50s this afternoon after gusty winds and a cool airmass subside, but the NWS says sub-freezing temps will settle over South Florida tonight from the coastal metro areas to Glades and Hendry Counties, where crops are under a hard freeze watch tonight. In other words, it may be even colder on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous boating warning as gale force conditions in advance of the front are expected over portions of the Atlantic this afternoon.



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