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A cold front is moving across Miami. Will iguanas fall from trees? Here’s what to know

A cold front is moving across South Florida, and temperatures will drop starting Monday night, according to the National Weather Service in Miami.

How low will it get? How long will it last? Will iguanas fall from trees?

Here’s the latest forecast:

If you live near Miami, Fort Lauderdale or Palm Beach, it might be time to dust off your winter clothes and start making hot chocolate and churros.

A cool northerly breeze is picking up as a cold front pushes through the region, the weather agency said Monday on X, formerly Twitter.

How cold will it get?

Temperatures will drop Monday night to the mid and low 60s along Florida’s east coast. And if you are near Lake Okeechobee, prepare for a chilly night with temperatures in the low 50s.

“It’s definitely going to be cooler tonight than it has been over the past few weeks,” National Weather Service meteorologist Luke Culver told the Miami Herald on Monday afternoon.

This cool weather will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday night with daytime highs in the mid 70s, the weather agency said.

After that, expect a slight warming up with lows in the mid to lower 70s during the rest of the week in Miami-Dade County. In parts of Broward and Palm Beach counties, lows in the upper 60s are forecast through Friday night.

Will iguanas fall from trees in South Florida?

The cold-blooded invasive species slow down and become immobile when temperatures dip into the 40s. When that happens, they may fall from trees.

Since the temperatures across most of South Florida are forecast to drop into the 60s, it’s unlikely that iguanas will fall from trees.

“It’s only going to be a few degrees below normal,” Culver said.

What else do I need to know?

Here’s what you should know about weather hazards in South Florida:

Coastal flooding: Minor coastal flooding is possible during high tide along the Atlantic Coast during the next couple of days. Additional isolated and minor coastal flooding may occur through Tuesday morning in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Rip currents: There’s an elevated risk for rip currents in the Atlantic beaches through Sunday.

Marine conditions: Boaters may encounter marine hazards into the mid-week due to gusty winds out of the north to northwest.