FORECAST: Christmas shaping up to be perfect in Central Florida, but more immediately cold & patchy frost

Photo by Greg Snell for Headline Surfer / A picturesque view of the re-construction of the Orange Avenue Bridge crossing the Halifax River in Daytona Beach at 6:45 am Saturday.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The weather on Christmas is shaping up to be picture perfect for Central Florida, but more immediately it's going to be cold tonight with patchy frost after 3 am, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne.

Currently, at 6 p.m. it's 58 degrees in Daytona Beach with a few clouds, but there's no chance of rain.

Temps tonight in greater Daytona will hover around 39 with clear skies and patchy frost into the early morning.

 Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high near 65, with northwest winds around 5 mph becoming east northeast in the afternoon. Skies will be mostly clear Sunday night with a low around 45. and a calm wind.

Monday will bring a continuation of sunny skies with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph in the morning. Temperatures will be a modest 50 degrees Monday night with partly cloudy skies and a north wind around 5 mph.

The Christmas Day forecast calls for m skies with a high near 72. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Tuesday night will be partly cloudy with a low around 58, and winds from the east and northeast around 5 mph.

The Christmas Day forecast calls for m skies with a high near 72. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Christmas night will be partly cloudy with a low around 58, and winds from the east and northeast around 5 mph.

There will be a 20 percent chance of showers on Wednesday, otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 75, and east northeast winds of 5 to 10 mph.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.