It should be warm enough for the beach today but there's also a chance of rain.

It should be warm enough for the beach today but there's also a chance of rain. (Carline Jean, Sun Sentinel)

It should be breezy and borderline hot today.

Then temperatures are forecast to tumble on Thursday, with afternoon highs in the low to mid 70s - and evening readings in the low to mid 50s.

While it's not all that unusual to see cool to cold weather in March, it should feel pretty brisk by Friday morning, particularly after the warm afternoons in the past week.

The cool-down comes courtesy of a cold front that also should produce breezy conditions over the next three days - and a chance of showers or storms today.


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Warm weather should return by the weekend.

South Florida's Wednesday forecast: Partly sunny with highs in the low to mid 80s, lows in the low to mid 60s and a 30 percent chance of rain.

Central Florida's forecast: Mostly cloudy with highs in the low 80s, lows in the low 50s and a 40 percent chance of rain. It should be windy tonight and cool Thursday.

MCS: From weather expert Jim Lushine:

There is an infrequent type of thunderstorm in the Gulf of Mexico heading toward Florida. It is called an MCS, which stands for a Mesoscale Convective System.

It will likely reach South Florida late today and continue overnight.

Somewhat similar to a tropical cyclone, an MCS has an organized cluster of clouds and thunderstorms. However, it has only a weak area of low pressure, thus no strong swirling winds.

A strong MCS can produce severe thunderstorms. Fortunately, this MCS will likely weaken before affecting South Florida and thus provide mainly some needed precipitation.