It sounds like a joke, but this weekend our forecast in SWFL calls for falling iguanas.
If you’ve looked at the forecast for this weekend, you may already be dreading what’s ahead as we’ll see some of the coldest temperatures in years with lows in the 30’s Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Brian Shields, a meteorologist at WFTV in Orlando, said that iguanas are cold blooded and when temps drop below 40 it can cause them to slow down, become immobile and fall out of trees onto the ground. If you see one, don’t worry, they’re not dead and when the sun comes out they will start to move.
Only in SWFL is there a forecast for falling iguanas…
🦎 Falling iguanas possible this weekend — especially Saturday night!🦎 pic.twitter.com/s2SGQDS8vW— Brian Shields, WFTV (@BrianWFTV) January 26, 2022
The scene at my backyard swimming pool this 40-degree South Florida morning: A frozen iguana. pic.twitter.com/SufdQI0QBx— Frank Cerabino (@FranklyFlorida) January 4, 2018
The frozen iguana petrified next to my South Florida swimming pool yesterday, reanimated himself in the afternoon sun. Here he is walking it off ... After another cold night, though, he's probably a green popsicle again this morning. pic.twitter.com/nOept7ksJT— Frank Cerabino (@FranklyFlorida) January 5, 2018