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Get ready to carve your Thanksgiving turkey in shorts and flip-flops, South Florida. And keep that wardrobe handy for the entire weekend because it’s going to be beautiful for the next few days.
Forecasts call for high temperatures in the 70s and low temperatures in the 60s in Broward and Palm Beach counties along with lots of sunshine.
“It’s going to be a gorgeous Thanksgiving,” National Weather Service meteorologist Sammy Hadi said.
The reason temperatures will warm a bit is because the winds will shift.
Instead of a northwest wind, which typically brings a cooling trend, we’ll get northeast wind, which will bring warmer conditions with breezes off the Atlantic Ocean.
Wednesday’s high temperatures should be in the mid to upper 70s.
Thanksgiving morning temperatures should be in the upper 60s as winds come from the northeast.
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Thanksgiving afternoon and evening, temperatures are forecast for the mid to upper 70s.
Friday’s high temperature could reach 80 degrees.
A secondary cool front arrives for the weekend.
“Not really a strong front, more of a reinforcing front,” Hadi said. “It’ll drop off our temperatures a little bit overnight. Instead of being in the upper 60s, we’ll be in the low 60s on Saturday morning.”
Saturday’s highs should be in the upper to mid 70s, a big change from the cloudy, blustery conditions of a week ago.
“Honestly, it’ll be nothing like we were seeing last weekend,” Hadi said. “This weekend should be pleasant.”