Frigid Saturday night ahead, with many areas expecting frost

ORLANDO, Fla. — 9 p.m. update:

Some spots in Marion County have already dropped into the 30s.

As Saturday night goes on, it will get even colder.


Many neighborhoods outside of Orlando and inland from the beaches will freeze by morning and frost is likely.

Residents have one more chance to bring in or cover up tender plants.

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It will be even colder Saturday night, but there will be less wind.

Meteorologist George Waldenberger said it will be cold, but not as cold as it was Christmas morning last month.

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He said many areas outside of Orlando and inland from the beaches would freeze Saturday night.

Read: Cold weather shelters remain open as temps drop across Central Florida

Orlando and areas near the coasts will dip near freezing, with many areas expecting frost Sunday morning.

Protect the plants again tonight and ensure the pets are not left outside in the cold.

Read: Here’s where cold weather shelters are opening in Central Florida this weekend

A gradual warm-up will follow through next week, with 80s by Wednesday or Thursday.

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