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Temperatures warm late Friday in Daytona following afternoon wind chills

Impact Weather update for Daytona area, Jan. 3, 2014.
Impact Weather update for Daytona area, Jan. 3, 2014.National Weather Service, Melbourne FL.

Temperatures rose into the 50s along the coast in Volusia County Friday night, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne, and there is also a Small Craft Advisory in effect for east coast Florida waters.

It was unusually cold during the day Friday in Daytona Beach. When this writer checked current conditions Friday around 1:30 p.m., AccuWeather reported the Daytona Beach temperature at 45 with a wind chill of 36. In a tweet later Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Melbourne said, “At 3pm, wind chills are STILL in the upper 30s across Volusia County!”

Temperatures and wind chills recorded Friday at Daytona Beach International Airport, from the National Weather Service in Melbourne, charted wind chills in the 30s in Daytona Beach from almost 9 Friday morning through mid-afternoon.

The overnight forecast for Daytona Beach calls for mostly cloudy skies and a low around 48. Winds will be northeast at 5 to 10 miles per hour. High temperatures will return to around 70 Saturday, with a 20 percent chance of rain after 2 p.m. Winds will be east at 5 to 10 miles per hour.

Click here to visit the National Weather Service in Melbourne website.

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You can contact this writer at mroyer5@yahoo.com