Cold spell will bring wind chills in the 20s to the Treasure Coast …

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Anthony Zorbaugh, executive director of The Source in Vero Beach, said the Source would be opening its cold-weather as temperatures drop into the 30s.
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A cold front pushing through Florida this week will bring wind chills in the 20s early Thursday from Titusville to Stuart, National Weather Service meteorologists said.

It’s a bitter cold not felt in the area since 2010.

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Wednesday’s lows are expected to be in the 50s, but starting late Wednesday, the big chill sets in.

Early Thursday, it will feel like 26 degrees in Melbourne and Titusville, 27 degrees in Vero Beach, 28 degrees in Fort Pierce and 31 degrees in Stuart.

Snow, however, is not in the forecast.


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The Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County,
The Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County, helps out the homeless and those in need with an afternoon lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at their office, 1015 Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach. The facility will be open as a cold weather shelter, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday nights, January 3, 4, 2018. 
ERIC HASERT/TCPALMJ. R. Gonzalez (center), a retired volunteer at The
J. R. Gonzalez (center), a retired volunteer at The Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County, registers another homeless person for an afternoon lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at their office at 1015 Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach. The facility will be open as a cold weather shelter, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday nights. “People are in need, they are living in the woods, out on the streets, sleeping on benches,” Gonzalez said. “This organization believes in helping the poor so that’s what we do all day long.” 
ERIC HASERT/TCPALMThe Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County,
The Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County, helps out the homeless and those in need with an afternoon lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at their office, 1015 Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach. The facility will be open as a cold weather shelter, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday nights, January 3, 4, 2018. 
ERIC HASERT/TCPALMThe Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County,
The Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County, helps out the homeless and those in need with an afternoon lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at their office, 1015 Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach. The facility will be open as a cold weather shelter, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday nights, January 3, 4, 2018. 
ERIC HASERT/TCPALMThe Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County,
The Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County, helps out the homeless and those in need with an afternoon lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at their office, 1015 Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach. The facility will be open as a cold weather shelter, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday nights, January 3, 4, 2018. 
ERIC HASERT/TCPALMThe Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County,
The Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County, helps out the homeless and those in need with an afternoon lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at their office, 1015 Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach. The facility will be open as a cold weather shelter, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday nights, January 3, 4, 2018. 
ERIC HASERT/TCPALMThe Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County,
The Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County, helps out the homeless and those in need with an afternoon lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at their office, 1015 Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach. The facility will be open as a cold weather shelter, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday nights, January 3, 4, 2018. 
ERIC HASERT/TCPALMThe Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County,
The Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County, helps out the homeless and those in need with an afternoon lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at their office, 1015 Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach. The facility will be open as a cold weather shelter, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday nights, January 3, 4, 2018. 
ERIC HASERT/TCPALMThe Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County,
The Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County, helps out the homeless and those in need with an afternoon lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at their office, 1015 Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach. The facility will be open as a cold weather shelter, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday nights, January 3, 4, 2018. 
ERIC HASERT/TCPALMThe Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County,
The Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County, helps out the homeless and those in need with an afternoon lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at their office, 1015 Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach. The facility will be open as a cold weather shelter, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday nights, January 3, 4, 2018. 
ERIC HASERT/TCPALMThe Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County,
The Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County, helps out the homeless and those in need with an afternoon lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at their office, 1015 Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach. The facility will be open as a cold weather shelter, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday nights, January 3, 4, 2018. 
ERIC HASERT/TCPALMThe Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County,
The Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County, helps out the homeless and those in need with an afternoon lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at their office, 1015 Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach. The facility will be open as a cold weather shelter, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday nights, January 3, 4, 2018. 
ERIC HASERT/TCPALMThe Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County,
The Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County, helps out the homeless and those in need with an afternoon lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at their office, 1015 Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach. The facility will be open as a cold weather shelter, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday nights, January 3, 4, 2018. 
ERIC HASERT/TCPALMThe Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County,
The Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County, helps out the homeless and those in need with an afternoon lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at their office, 1015 Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach. The facility will be open as a cold weather shelter, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday nights, January 3, 4, 2018. 
ERIC HASERT/TCPALMThe Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County,
The Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County, helps out the homeless and those in need with an afternoon lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at their office, 1015 Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach. The facility will be open as a cold weather shelter, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday nights, January 3, 4, 2018. 
ERIC HASERT/TCPALMThe Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County,
The Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County, helps out the homeless and those in need with an afternoon lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at their office, 1015 Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach. The facility will be open as a cold weather shelter, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday nights, January 3, 4, 2018. 
ERIC HASERT/TCPALMThe Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County,
The Source, an outreach ministry in Indian River County, helps out the homeless and those in need with an afternoon lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at their office, 1015 Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach. The facility will be open as a cold weather shelter, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday nights, January 3, 4, 2018. 
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WeatherTiger: Biggest winter event since 2014 ice storm may be taking shape

“The atmosphere is just too warm for that. And when we see the coldest temperatures, it’ll be drying out,” said Jessie Smith, a National Weather Service meteorologist.

Reports of snow in Brevard County circulated on social media Tuesday, but the National Weather Service said no wintry precipitation was recorded.

North Florida

National Weather Service meteorologists said it is likely that a disruptive winter storm will arrive in North Florida early Wednesday morning.

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They issued a winter weather advisory from Jefferson County east, and a winter storm watch for Levy County north to Lake City. While this region east of Tallahassee continues to be the most likely area for accumulations of freezing rain or sleet up a quarter-inch, only a slight shift westward would result in a heavier wintry mix for Leon County.

This would be the first significant snow and ice in the Panhandle since January 2014, when Tallahassee picked up about a tenth of an inch of sleet and Interstate 10 froze solid from Monticello to Pensacola. 

A hard freeze warning and wind chill advisory were issued for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties for Tuesday night by the National Weather Service in Mobile, Alabama.

Temperatures in the area were expected to drop to about 20 degrees Tuesday night.

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Killer cold wave closes schools, breaks records

Lows for the region Thursday and Friday will be in the mid- to upper 30s, and the highs will stay in the mid-50s, meteorologists predicted.

“The last time we saw temperatures this cold was in 2010,” Smith said.

Melbourne hasn’t seen temperatures dip below freezing since 2014, she added.

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During cold weather, bubbles will become frozen after a few seconds. The Green Bay area is under a wind chill advisory until noon Jan. 2, 2018.
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The cold snap will be accompanied by strong winds, which were expected to cause beach erosion.

Coastal flood watches and high surf advisories were in effect for Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties until 4 a.m. Thursday.

Gale warnings and small craft advisories were in effect through 4 a.m. Thursday from Flagler Beach to the Jupiter Inlet.

Seasonal prediction

The uncharacteristic cold is not likely to persist this winter.

The National Weather Service was predicting slightly above-normal temperatures and slightly below-normal rainfall for the season. 

A slight warm-up is forecast to arrive late this weekend, bringing highs in the mid-70s by Monday.

Shelters

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Cold-weather shelters throughout the area will open this week.

Fort Pierce: In the Image of Christ, 707 N. Seventh Street., opened 5 p.m Tuesday and remains open through 8 a.m. Saturday, police said. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served.

Vero Beach: The Source, 1015 Commerce Ave., will open 9 p.m. Wednesday through 6 p.m. Friday. Three hot meals a day will be provided

Melbourne: His Place Ministries, 1824 S. Harbor City Blvd., plans to open Wednesday through Friday. Hours are 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Breakfast and dinner will be provided.

Titusville: The North Brevard Coalition of Human Services Disabled American Veteran Chapter, 435 N. Singleton Ave., plans to open Wednesday through Saturday. Hours are 5:30 p.m. to 8 a.m. Breakfast and dinner will be provided.

Cocoa: The Sharing Center of Central Brevard, 113 Aurora St., will open Wednesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Everyone must arrive by 9 p.m. Dinner will be provided.

Martin County: The Boys Girls Club in Indiantown, 17375 S.W. Palm Beach St., and the Gertrude Walden Child Care Center in Stuart, 601 S.E. Lake St., will be open 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Cover up those plants

Cold weather, even if it doesn’t drop below freezing, can harm cold-sensitive plants.

Freezes are rare, but frosts can occur at above-freezing temperatures.

Even temperatures at 45 degrees for more than several hours can harm some tropical orchids.

Here are a few plant protection tips:

  • Heavily water plants before the cold arrives. Water in the soil helps insulate vegetation. 
  • Cover plants that are the most cold-sensitive if they can’t be moved indoors. Sheets of plastic or blankets are needed for cover. When temperatures are at near freezing, an old-fashioned light bulb can provide heat.
  • Check plants that are to be moved indoors. They may harbor insects.
  • If plants are harmed, resist pruning the damaged area. Wait for several weeks so the plants can stabilize.

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Several weather advisories are in effect today in your Treasure Coast forecast for Jan. 2, 2018. CHERYL MCCLOUD/TCPALM
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Article source: http://www.tcpalm.com/story/weather/2018/01/02/cold-front-bring-wind-chills-20-s-treasure-space-coasts-fort-pierce-shelter-opening/995542001/

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