Cooler but sunny weather forecast for South Florida. Here’s what to expect.

This week began warm and breezy, but by mid-week, you can expect cooler and drier air in South Florida.

Evening temperatures Tuesday night into Wednesday morning will drop into the mid- to upper-40s in inland sectors south of Lake Okeechobee, and into the low- to mid-50s in coastal areas, National Weather Service forecasters said.

“High pressure building in from the north will bring our winds out of the northerly direction,” said weather service meteorologist Chris Fisher,  “and that’ll bring in some of that cooler air.”

The weather service said the cool period will be brief, though, with Thursday and Friday warming slightly to the mid-60s at night and mid-70s during the day.

The dry air Wednesday should bring bright and sunny conditions, with Thursday remaining mostly sunny and Friday being partly cloudy.

Saturday looks at this point to be warmer and cloudier, with a 40% to 50% chance of rain. Early next week could be wet, Fisher said.

“There’s a system that will come through Sunday and Monday that could bring us some rain, but we’re not looking at anything significant,” he said.

Will this be the last of cool weather for the season? “We’ll definitely get more fronts,” Fisher said. “With this still being an El Niño pattern right now, which isn’t expected to break until later this year, usually that allows more frontal boundaries to come through (South Florida).”

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