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Wind chill tonight expected to fall to 40s across South Florida; Northeast digs out

Sun Sentinel

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

At 5 a.m. on Wednesday it was 57 in Fort Lauderdale, 55 in Boca Raton and 58 in Miami.

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

According to the National Weather Service, it will be sunny Wednesday with a high only near 68. Winds will be from the northeast at 11 to 14 mph - gusting up to 18 mph.

Thursday's forecast is similar. Friday's high is expected to be near 72, 77 on Saturday and close to 80 on Sunday.

Because of the storm in the Northeast, nearly 9,000 U.S. flights were cancelled on Tuesday. As the system struggles to catch up, residual flight delays are expected at all three of South Florida's major airports. Check with your carrier and, in order to check your flight, click here.

Between the big blizzard in the Northeast and the small tornado that tore through Plantation, we've been having some rip-roaring weather. And now, you can learn a lot more about weather forecasting.

Some information from retired NWS meteorologist Jim Lushine: Would you like to see where your local weather forecast comes from or take a tour of the famous National Hurricane Center? The Miami National Weather Service is having an open house this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its office located on the south campus of Florida International University in Miami-Dade County. For more information on the NWS Open House, click here.

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