By the way, even Floridians can get spoofed by the weather.
In October 2000, the temps in Orlando dipped unexpectedly into the high 50’s and I didn’t have a jacket or sweatshirt. In October 2005, the cold front on the tail of Wilma dropped temps from the 80s to the high 40’s and let me tell you, it’s amazing how many people had to buy heavy jackets in the Main Street Emporium (me one of them).
And the winter months in Florida of course are all over the place depending on how strong the cold fronts are coming down from Canada. This past winter was one of the coldest that I recall, period.
Then again, I also remember years where I went swimming in an unheated pool at midnight on New Year’s Eve.
So, think layers and try and plan your day so you can either carry the layers you’ve stripped off or so you can return briefly to your room to adjust your wardrobe. That’s just a suggestion. Or you could always grab a locker to stash your extras, though this does cost $5.
I just remembered another time weather caught me. In February 88, the band I was working with had an afternoon outdoor show in Miami and we were leaving right after for Tampa and a 3 day engagement. In Miami, it was beautiful, sunny, cloudless, and in the high 80s. Well boys and girls, there was a monster cold front moving in that we met up with somewhere around Fort Myers. So, here I am, lucky to have a pair of jeans with me, but I’m in shorts now as I drive, but without anything heavy or long sleeved to handle the 45 degree temps we just drove into along with the driving rain.
Well, I wound up having to buy two sweaters and a sweatshirt because I didn’t bother to check the weather ahead.