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Warmer weather expected after chilly night in South Florida

As that late winter nor'easter moves from New England into Canada, South Florida is getting a brief dose of colder weather.

In fact, it’s possible that tonight will see the coldest air of the season, according to the National Weather Service, with the wind chill expected to fall into the 40s and 50s across the metro regions of Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties.

Farther inland, however, the wind chill is forecast to drop to the 30s and 40s.

The average low temperature this time of year is about 62, said National Weather Service meteorologist Maria Torres.Tonight’s low temperature “may break or tie” the 1970 record low of 40, Torres said.

A front that dropped temperatures has moved through and it will remain on the cool side into the weekend.

Commuters on their way to work and school will feel the chill Thursday morning, with temperatures in the mid-50s, Torres said.

Temperatures will warm up to the low-70s during the day Thursday, according to the service. Winds will be from the northeast at 11 to 14 mph — gusting up to 18 mph.

Friday's high is expected to be near 72, 76 on Saturday and close to 80 on Sunday.

Because of the big snowstorm in the Northeast, there have been thousands of delays and canceled flights across the country during the last two days. As the system struggles to catch up, it’s a good idea to check with your carrier and, in order to check your flight online, click here.

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