Could it be a Christmas miracle? With nightly temperatures dipping down into the 30s and 40s, it is certainly already beginning to feel a lot like Christmas for many Floridians--but according to the AccuWeather seven day forecast, some areas of the state could potentially be lucky enough to experience a flurry or two just in time for the holiday weekend.
While it will be below freezing for many regions of the state this week, snow in Florida is exceptionally rare, however, not totally unheard of and this week may offer the perfect storm for northern regions of the state including Pensacola and Tallahassee to see one of those rare light dustings.
Leading up to the holiday weekend, AccuWeather's seven day forecast is currently calling for rain and lows below 35 on Thursday in Tallahassee and rain with a low of 29 for Pensacola on Thursday.
Provided that the current forecast holds and it rains during the temperature drop, snow could make an appearance for either or both areas.
Proceeding Thursday, colder temperatures are expected to follow but with less precipitation.
Though it will be close to freezing in many other areas this week as far south as Tampa, precipitation this week is not in the current forecast for Jacksonville, Orlando or Tampa, making snow flurries in these areas unlikely.
That said, precipitation or not, when it reach below freezing it is advised to cover temperature-sensitive plants and to bring outside pets inside. Remember, if you're cold, they're cold!