Break out the blankets! Central Florida to drop into the 30s, 40s

It's going to feel much more like winter in Central Florida on Thursday night when temperatures take a dive into the 30s and 40s!

Afternoon high temperatures will stay in the mid and upper 60s on Thursday before a big drop in temperatures. 

"30s and 40s so bundle up!" says FOX 35 meteorologist Kristin Giannas. 

Temperatures in Orlando will drop to about 42-degrees, 40 in Sanford, and 35 in Ocala. The Disney area will be chilly at around 41.   

In Gainesville, residents can expect temperatures around 33-degrees and some patchy frost. 

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By this weekend, we will slowly warm back up into the 70s. On Monday, we officially welcome winter!

Watch FOX 35 News for the latest weather updates in Central Florida.