'Chilly' temperatures have locals bundled up

Posted at 5:28 PM, Jan 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-12 04:20:38-05

Residents are enjoy cooler temperatures felt throughout south Florida.

On Monday, the highs barely broke 70 degrees in West Palm Beach.

"It's on the chilly side.. for Florida," says Virginia Smith, who was visiting the area from Pompano.

According to our meteorologists, this is just the beginning of this week's cold snap.

Colder temperatures are expected on Tuesday, with the coldest temperatures felt on Wednesday.

"I'll put the heater on," Virginia says.

Walter Holem moved to Florida recently from Indiana.

He says he's looking forward to the colder temperatures.

"I'm looking forward to it, because I have wool socks that I haven't worn since the winter of 2013," Walter says.

Bruce Singer moved to Florida from New York recently, and says his blood has already "thinned."

On Monday, he was spotted walking throughout downtown West Palm Beach in a hooded sweatshirt and pants.

"It reminds me of  a New York Fall. Crisp," he says.

Bruce adds that it's easy to point out the locals and the tourists when the temperature drops.

"The locals are walking around in fur coats and boots like it's going to snow. They turn the heat on in their condos. And the visitors are walking around in shorts and tank tops," he says.