9:00 p.m. Wednesday
Temperatures are starting to freeze across the northern potion of Central Florida.
Make sure to bring pets inside. Also remember that kids and the elderly are more sensitive to the cold temperatures.
Central Florida is under a Freeze Warning overnight until 9am Thrus.— Irene Sans (@IreneSans) January 4, 2018
Make sure to bring those pets inside and also sensitive vegetation. If you plan on covering our plants, consider using a regular bed sheet. Plastic can burn plants' leaves. pic.twitter.com/nBl3KvvHMB
5:30 p.m. Wednesday
Bring pets and sensitive vegetable indoors. Temperatures in Seminole, Orange, Osceola, Volusia, Brevard and Polk counties will be subfreezing but the wind will make the temperatures feel as if they were between 24 and 29 degrees. There is a freeze warning in effect for the counties above until 9 a.m. Thursday.
Across Marion, Flagler, and northern Lake counties, temperatures will be around the mid twenties but considering the winds, they will feel as if they were in the teens. There is a hard freeze warning in effect for these counties until 11 a.m. Thursday. Please take care of the pipes in your home.
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2:30 p.m. Wednesday
Central Florida is under a freeze warning until 9 a.m. Thursday as temperatures dip to the 20s and 30s.
1:15 p.m. Wednesday
Temperatures throughout Central Florida are expected to drop to the 20s and 30s Wednesday evening, Channel 9 certified meteorologist Brian Shields said.
Snowflakes could mix with rain in Marion County, Shields said.
Snow was seen falling Wednesday morning near the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee. Click here to watch the video.
Sunnier conditions are expected to return Thursday, but the weather will remain cold -- so cold that the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida said it will open its doors through Friday to anyone who seeks overnight shelter.
As the temperatures continue to drop, citrus growers in #Clermont are doing everything they can to protect their crops from dying. �� ---> We're live at the Showcase of Citrus #WFTVatnoon talking about their preps! @WFTV pic.twitter.com/znzrqeB6xO— Sarahbeth Ackerman (@SAckermanWFTV) January 3, 2018
9:45 a.m. Wednesday
It was a cold and rainy start to Wednesday throughout Central Florida, and although showers will end by early afternoon, temperatures will continue to drop as the day wears on.
Channel 9 certified meteorologist Brian Shields said temperatures throughout the region are forecast to drop to the 20s and 30s by Wednesday evening.
It's snowing in Tallahassee! As exciting as this is, please use extreme caution if you are driving & don't expose yourself to the cold for too long without proper gear. #SunshineState #SnowDay #WinterIsHere pic.twitter.com/QVnnCTWQ5E— Tallahassee Police (@TallyPD) January 3, 2018
"Most of us will (be) waking up to freezing temperatures tomorrow morning," Shields said. "Freeze watches and warnings are up across our area."
Breezes should prevent frost from being a major issue, but they will make conditions feel colder than they are, Shields said.
Freeze watches & warnings are up for tonight! It gets even colder...20s & 30s on the way! pic.twitter.com/ZF4hTDepHg— Brian Shields (@BShieldsWFTV) January 3, 2018
A wind chill advisory has been issued for all of Central Florida until 10 a.m. Thursday.
Snow was reported Wednesday morning in Tallahassee.
With even colder weather moving in, don't forget about the critters! pic.twitter.com/EOC895E9EZ— Brian Shields (@BShieldsWFTV) January 3, 2018
"A wintry mix is just to the north of us today," Shields said. "Please use caution if you are traveling north. There have been many official reports of freezing rain."
Residents should use caution while operating space heaters and should bring pets indoors for the next several days, Shields said.
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