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How to stay warm during cold weather in South Florida

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(PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL) – After a perfect weekend of weather, South Florida started off the week with similar temperatures.

However, temperatures are expected to drop as the week goes by and into the weekend.

On Monday the weather was sunny, with a high temperature of 77 degrees and a slight breeze of 10 to 15 mph. On Tuesday, skies were mostly clear, with the high near 78 degrees.

Sunny and clear skies continue Wednesday with a high of 76.

Thursday will be mostly sunny with a high of 77 degrees. Friday there is a 40% chance of rain during the day, with the showers clearing out later in the day and a high of 77 degrees.

Highs may not leave the 60s Saturday and Sunday with the mornings being in the 40s.

Here are some tips using the “Four P’s” method to stay warm when temperatures drop below 60 in South Florida:

  • Protect People: pay attention to those around you, especially the elderly and children. Protecting people includes yourself! Bundle up and dress in layers. When outdoors, wear a hat that covers your ears. Eat well-balanced meals to stay warmer.
  • Protect Plants: Bring potted plants indoors. Keep outdoor plants and trees watered.
  • Protect Pets: Bring all pets indoors. Pets that must be left outside should have an enclosed shelter with the entrance facing away from the wind. You can also provide blankets for your pets to keep them warm.
  • Protect against fires in the home: This one of the most important winter considerations. Take the time to prepare and inspect heating equipment before using. According to the National Fire Protection Association, incorrect use of heating equipment is the leading cause of home fires.

Stay warm!