Florida Prepares For Hard Freeze

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Fern growers checked their irrigation systems to make sure they will be ready to combat cold weather and shelters opened around the state as Florida prepared for freezing weather.

A hard freeze warning was issued for the northern half of the state. Emergency management officials warned that Monday night was expected to be the coldest night of this winter season, and record-low temperatures were expected to be broken in north Florida.

Temperatures were expected to get as low as the upper teens in north Florida, with the wind chill making it feel as cold as zero degrees.

In central Florida, low temperatures were expected to be in the mid-30s, and they were forecast to be around 40 degrees in South Florida overnight.

Source: Associated Press