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South Florida weather: Miami sets new high temperature record for second day in a row

NEXT Weather forecast for Wednesday 7/12/23 5PM
NEXT Weather forecast for Wednesday 7/12/23 5PM 03:05

MIAMI - For the second day in a row, Miami set a new high-temperature record Wednesday as the region continues to swelter. 

It's been a scorcher NEXT Weather

The mercury climbed to 97 degrees, shattering the record of 95 that was set back in 1981.

The region remains under a Heat Advisory through Wednesday at 8 p.m.

So far the month of July has been sizzling with five record-breaking highs in Miami and nine days with highs above our average of 90 degrees. Heat advisories have been in effect since July 4th.

The feels-like temperatures have been ranging in triple digits when the high humidity levels are factored into the equation.

Stay cool NEXT Weather

Limit outdoor activities during the afternoon and stay hydrated. Saharan dust will lead to hazy skies again and lower air quality. 

The dry, Saharan air will limit widespread storm development and keep the rain chance low. A few storms may develop late afternoon into the evening.

Wednesday will be blazing hot with highs in the mid 90s and heat index values in the triple digits. The Saharan dust sticks around leading to filtered sunshine and low rain chances.

A new high temperature record was set today. CBS News Miami

By late week into the weekend, more of a southeast breeze develops and the Saharan Dust will begin to decrease. 

 Our rain chances will rise with the potential of our typical afternoon showers and storms. It will not be quite as hot but highs will remain above average in the low 90s. This weekend scattered storms will be possible Saturday and Sunday.

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