As Palm Beach County residents enjoy the usual sunny Florida weather, a surprising twist is on the horizon. A significant cold front is expected to sweep through the area, bringing uncharacteristically low temperatures into the 40s and 50s. This drastic temperature drop is not just a matter for thicker jackets and extra blankets; it comes with an unusual warning: watch out for falling iguanas!

Meteorologists are focusing on the strong winds accompanying this cold front, which are set to intensify the chill. Sunday morning is anticipated to feel particularly brisk, with "feels like" temperatures potentially dipping into the upper 40s in areas from Jupiter to Boca Raton. For those residing deeper inland, don't be surprised if the thermometer reads in the upper 30s.

The phenomenon of falling iguanas occurs because these cold-blooded reptiles, common in South Florida, become immobile when the temperature drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. They often lose their grip on tree branches, leading to unexpected iguana showers. While this may sound amusing, it's important to be cautious and avoid contact with these stunned creatures, as they may feel threatened and react defensively once they warm up.

Residents are advised to prepare for this unusual weather by dressing warmly and staying informed about the latest forecasts. For pet owners and plant enthusiasts, it's a good time to bring sensitive pets indoors and cover delicate plants to protect them from the cold.

As Palm Beach County wraps up in anticipation of this chilly weekend, remember to stay safe, stay warm, and maybe keep an eye to the sky – just in case.

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