Oftentimes when people say it’s freezing in Miami, they might be exaggerating a bit. Not this time: The East Coast’s “Bomb Cyclone” is bringing rare low temperatures to South Florida. This morning, Miami-Dade and Broward wake up to wind chills of 40 degrees or below, CBS Miami reports.
This cold in Miami is setting (recent) records. Highs across the area are going to struggle to reach 60 degrees today, and if that doesn’t happen, NBC Miami reports that it will be the first time that’s happened in South Florida in almost four years.
You’ll want to pull out your layers and gloves, because this cold snap is expected to last through Saturday for South Floridians. Broward County declared a weather emergency through Friday.
Broward County has declared a multi-night Cold Weather Emergency, Wednesday through Friday. https://t.co/sh9vjmC9jV— Broward County, FL (@ReadyBroward) January 3, 2018
The city of Miami is also working to help the homeless find a warm place to stay while the temperature drops.
The @CityofMiami's Green Shirts work through the day to help get the #homeless out of the cold and into warm shelters before temperature drop to the 40s in #Miami. Watch here: https://t.co/GVni26i0GD pic.twitter.com/HMcplIOtox— City of Miami (@CityofMiami) January 3, 2018
Humans aren’t the only ones not used to this weather: the cold snap isn’t good for manatees and sea turtles. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s already rescued nearly 100 turtles so far, according to 7 News Miami. Wildlife officials are asking the public to call 888-404-FWCC if they encounter distressed animals in this cold.