Though it does not compare with the brutal cold, heavy snow and bitter winds up north,
it is atypically cool down here in Southwest Florida. Today is expected to be in the 30s
overnight before reaching the high 50s (maybe 60) during the day.
When most days in the winter are in the 70s and often reach into the 80s, there is little reason to head to the beach on days like this. Yesterday Barefoot Beach was nearly empty except for a brave
few people in heavy jackets walking along the beach and the occasional fisherman.
Rental boats stayed in their slips, too. No one wanted to be out on the water. But,
normal weather is expected to return by Monday.