Coldest Christmas in more than 30 years, Orlando under freeze warning for third straight night

ORLANDO, Fla. — Merry Christmas!

It is a cold and frigid start to Sunday.


4 p.m. Update:

A freeze warning has been issued for a third consecutive night for Orlando - including Orange, Seminole, Lake, Sumter, Volusia and Flagler counties.

A hard freeze warning has been issued for a third straight night for Marion County.

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Sunday night’s freeze warning does not include Polk, Osceola, Brevard Counties.

While many areas will freeze for a third straight night, temperatures won’t be quite as cold.

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Many areas south of Orlando may escape without dipping to 32 degrees, as well as several neighborhoods within the city of Orlando.

A gradual warmup will follow with temperatures in the 80s by New Year’s Eve.

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Central Florida is waking up on Christmas morning to the second day of freezing temperatures and the coldest day in 33 years.

It will be cold again with highs in the 40s, under partly cloudy skies.

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Sunday night will be cold again, but not as cold, with only a few communities dipping below freezing levels.

A freeze watch is in place overnight.

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Throughout Monday, temperatures will start to rebound.

We’ll have highs in the 50s and will keep warming all week, eventually hitting the 80s by the end of the week.

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Chief meteorologist Tom Terry

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