Freezing Temps, Falling Iguanas Expected This Weekend in Orlando
Baby, it is legitimately cold outside all over the United States this week. Even Orlando cannot seem to catch a break in the weather with temperatures this weekend expected to plunge into the 20s and 30s. With the falling temperatures, experts there also now issued advisories regarding falling iguanas, as strange as that sounds.
BIG CHILL COMING! 🥶 20s and 30s?! Central Florida is bracing for the coldest temperatures in nearly 4 years!
— FOX 35 Orlando (@fox35orlando) January 26, 2022
Weather forecasters around the area posted this morning, shocked at the predictions for the weekend. With a high temperature of 50 predicted for the area on Saturday, lows for the evenings now look like they may go under freezing for the first time in four years.
It’s been more than 4 years since Orlando has hit freezing… and I think that changes this weekend… pic.twitter.com/j3FW5R1l10
— Eric Burris (@EricBurrisWESH) January 26, 2022
“It’s been more than 4 years since Orlando has hit freezing… and I think that changes this weekend…,” said WESH meteorologist Eric Burris in a Twitter post.
Iguanas Hiding from the Freezing Weather
With the freezing cold temperatures, those visiting Orlando must brace for a unique aspect to Florida winter: falling iguanas. When temperatures fall below 40 degrees, iguanas attempt to protect themselves, slowing down and becoming immobile. Though they may appear to be dead, the creatures are not.
🦎 Falling iguanas possible this weekend — especially Saturday night!🦎 pic.twitter.com/s2SGQDS8vW
— Brian Shields, WFTV (@BrianWFTV) January 26, 2022
Still, people will want to watch the trees this weekend as they fall unexpectedly from their resting spots high in the branches.
After a week of pretty wet and chilly weather, FOX 35 did at least offer a bit of hope for those arriving soon to the Orlando area and those that live there to avoid such cold conditions. “The good news is that some of the long range forecast models are hinting at a huge warm up as we head into February – something to keep in mind!” said an article published today by the news station.
Make sure to bundle up this weekend and prepare for those cold nights at Walt Disney World Resort. At least in Florida, any cold spell is short-lived.
Feature Image Credit: @fox35Orlando/Twitter