Weather Alert Day: How soon we’ll see our 1st freeze in 4 years

ORLANDO, Fla. — A major cold front will move in Friday night. Download the free WFTV weather app and read live updates below:

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5:15 p.m. update

Chief meteorologist Tom Terry said freeze durations for this weekend increase the farther north and west you live.

3:25 p.m. update

A widespread freeze (32 degrees or lower) and a fairly widespread hard freeze (28 degrees or lower) are expected for Central Florida on Sunday morning.

This would be the first freeze in Orlando in more than four years.

Be sure to cover your plants Sunday and Monday mornings. See a guide below for more, and watch live coverage of the cold weather on Channel 9 Eyewitness News, beginning at 4 p.m.

Earlier story:

A major cold front will move in Friday night.

It will bring Central Florida its biggest chill in about 3 or 4 years.

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Thursday’s forecast will be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of a passing shower.

It will be more comfortable, with highs in the low 70s.

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Friday’s forecast will be similar, but the front will move in during the night.

Looking ahead, temperatures will be in the 40s for highs on Saturday.

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On Saturday night, temperatures will drop into the 20s and 30s across Central Florida.

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Jason Kelly

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Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.