Lakeland, Florida sees record cold temp. of 31 on Sunday but they say it will heat up soon
- 2/12/12, "Cold Weather Sets a Record," TheLedger.com (Lakeland, Fla.)
The low temperature of 31 degrees recorded in Lakeland early Sunday broke the record of 32 degrees set in 1955, according to the National Weather Service.
Even chillier temperatures were forecast for early today.
But it will heat up soon. Today the high temperature is expected to be in the low to mid-60s and on Tuesday, temperatures will reach into the 70s. The low Tuesday is expected to be in the mid-40s.
On Sunday night, the American Red Cross opened two emergency shelters in Winter Haven and Lake Wales because of the cold weather.
Erin Pavano of the American Red Cross said that as of about 9 p.m. Sunday, no one had registered to stay at the shelters.
- map below, Orlando Welcome Center. via Tom Nelson.