Fall cooldown sends temperatures dipping into 60s

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - After a warm and humid start to the season, South Floridians finally got a taste of fall this weekend with temperatures in the 70s on Saturday and overnight lows in the mid to low 60s, early Sunday.

In Miami Beach, cooler temperatures gave residents and visitors alike an excuse to parade an array of fall fashions, Saturday night.

Families on Lincoln Road had a lot to tell 7News about the change in weather. “I’m used to it because I was born in New York,” said 9-year-old Mila Polidori.

After all, passers-by said, it’s Miami Beach cold. “it’s very warm for me, since I’m from Colorado,” said tourist Anna Smoroba.

French Canadian visitor Ivan Cindric wasn’t complaining. “We’re ecstatic to be in this weather. You don’t realize how lucky you are,” said the Montreal resident.

Some people do. 7News cameras captured plenty of summer gear, Saturday afternoon. “Actually, it’s nice,” said one onlooker.

A cool breeze means fewer bugs, including those pesky mosquitoes in what is one of the identified Zika zones on Miami Beach.

For that reason, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he is certainly up for a continued chill. “I think it helps, but my understanding is we need more nights so it stays chillier,” he told 7News on Friday.

Either way, 6-year-old Zayd Salahuddin is prepared.

His wardrobe recommendation? “Ugh, sleeves,” he said.

Local resident Mary Carrazana is following suit. “I have already gotten it in my mind. I’m getting up at 6 in the morning just to go on a walk with my dog,” he said.

Hopefully it’s a friendlier pup than the one that barked at 7News on Lincoln Road.

Meanwhile, 8-year-old Carla Shekti is rocking long sleeves to show off her fashion sense. “I don’t think it’s really cold,” she said. “I just want to wear a sweater.”

After all, this is Miami Beach.

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