It won’t be white, but it will be chilly: Forecast calls for coldest Christmas in Orlando in quarter century

ORLANDO, Fla. — Dreams of a white Christmas are still out of the question, but Central Floridians can plan to bundle up on this year as the forecast calls for the coldest Christmas Day in a quarter of a century.

Channel 9 meteorologist Rusty McCranie said Friday’s forecast calls for a high of only 54.

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That means ugly Christmas sweaters will be perfectly acceptable attire for whatever socially distance celebrations you have planned.

McCranie said the chill will settle in even more Saturday morning with lows in the 30s across Central Florida.

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“After the coldest Christmas afternoon in a quarter-century, we’ll have to turn our attention to a likely freeze Saturday morning,” he said. “This freeze could impact portions of metro Orlando, with a hard freeze in our northwest areas.”

Stay tuned to Channel 9 Eyewitness News for forecast updates, and click here to download the WFTV weather app for live updates to your phone.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.