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PM Update: Teens tonight ahead of a somewhat less chilly Thursday

Low-temperature forecasts for tonight from the National Weather Service. (Pivotal Weather)
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Highs in the low to mid-30s today are about 10 degrees below normal. It’s feeling like the norm, given this is the 18th day this month with temperatures failing to rise to or above normal. Nothing quite like a cold January, right? The peak of this current cold shot (the next is arriving this weekend) comes tonight, before another slight and brief relaxation in the chill.

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Through Tonight: Skies will be mostly clear. With winds weakening, it’s a good recipe for radiative cooling. Lows will be mainly in the teens, which could be near 20 in the city. Fortunately, winds will lighten with sunset, so wind chills won’t be a ton lower than actual temperatures. That said, it will feel like single digits at times overnight.

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Tomorrow (Thursday): It’s a crisp start, but we’ll see lots of sun. That sunshine should stick around through the day. Highs should be in the upper 30s to near 40, with winds out of the south around 5 mph to 10 mph

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Sunshine State chill: Some of the coldest air in years is slated to invade Florida this weekend. Sunday morning, a low of 32 is forecast for Orlando, where the record for the date is 31. If it gets below 35 in the city, it will be the coldest since it fell to 27 in 2018. North of Tampa, Brooksville is expected to test a record low with a reading of 26. Even Marathon, in the tropical Florida Keys, may score a record low as temperatures fall toward the mid-40s.

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