South Floridians wake up to cold weather
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Residents and visitors across South Florida woke up to cold temperatures Monday morning.
Cold breeze and sunny skies with a temperature of 45 degrees on Miami Beach. People walking up and down Lincoln Road were not expecting the cold chill. "I was expecting lots of sunshine," said a man. "Well it's a little bit colder."
Tuesday night, temperatures dipped into the 40s and pedestrians bundled up in layers of clothing. "I'm borrowing my sister's clothing right now," said Jackleen Serna. "Double pants and I have like winter pants underneath, boots, jacket and sweater, t-shirt, scarf."
All the extra clothing is cranking out a side business. "Later on at night, I usually have the coat check if it gets too cold," said waiter Anthony Notaro. "There was at least about 75 coats that I had."
Notaro said guests refuse to dine in outdoor restaurants unless there are gas heated lamps around. "They like the heat all the way up," he said.
Babies were draped in blankets and even dogs being walked wore sweaters.
Notaro, however, is from out-of-state and is used to bitter temperatures. "Everyone's freezing and I'm out here just doing my thing. I see other people wearing jackets and they ask me why I don't wear it," he said. "I tell them I'm from New York, not cold."
However, locals donned boots, scarves and coats hoping for temperatures to warm up. "Tomorrow I need the sun again," said Daniel Otero.
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