Get ready for 30-degree drop in Palm Beach County

6:54 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 Weather
The Lake Worth Pier is closed, but Benny’s was open on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 and surf is 6-8 foot swells. Michele Poole grew up in Lake Worth and she said she misses the beach since she moved to Glenwood Springs, Colorado. (Melanie Bell / The Palm Beach Post)

Today is forecast to be a wet, windy as the National Weather Service is calling for temperatures in Palm Beach County to drop 30 degrees by nightfall.

There is a wind chill advisory in effect from 7 p.m. today until 10 a.m. Thursday. The wind chill will range from the mid-20s to the mid-30s around western Palm Beach County near Lake Okeechobee.

Today’s high temperature is set for 68 degrees and the low is set at 35 degrees, according to forecasters.

Wind gusts could reach 20 miles per hour. And the chance of rain during the day is at 70 percent. During the evening, the chance of rain will decrease as the temperatures drop.

There is also a high risk of rip currents and hazardous marine conditions along the Atlantic coast.

A freeze watch is in place for St. Lucie County. 

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