Floridians prepare for more cold


A farm worker shows a tomato that cracked due to cold weather last night in Homestead, Fla., Monday, Jan. 4, 2009. State officials want residents, visitors and Florida's growers to prepare for temperatures near or below the freezing mark throughout the week.

Alan Diaz/The Associated Press
Published: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 10:35 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 10:35 a.m.

MIAMI — Florida residents are preparing for another day of chilly weather in the Sunshine State.

Some shelters have opened for the homeless, farmers are keeping a close watch on their crops and Georgia Tech and Iowa football fans visiting Miami for the Orange Bowl might want to bring a jacket to the game on Tuesday night. National Weather Service forecaster Andy Tingler said temperatures are expected to drop to around the mid-40s by the end of the game.

Tingler says South Florida residents shouldn't expect any relief from the cold soon. He says the unseasonably chilly weather is expected to continue through Friday and temperatures are expected to dip again over the weekend as another cold front moves through the area.

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