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Record Heat, Afternoon Storms Possible Across South Florida

MIAMI (CBS4)- Near record levels temperatures are expected Tuesday across South Florida.

The CBS4 storm team is forecasting a high of 95 degrees in Miami, the old record is 96 degrees, set back in 1998. Fort Lauderdale may see 94 degrees, almost close to the old record of 95 set back in 1998.

CBS4 Meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez said South Floridians should be cautious of what these near record breaking temperatures will mean.

"South Florida needs to take this heat seriously and stay hydrated because when you factor in the humidity it will feel like the triple-digits," she said.

The reason for the heat? High pressure ridge to the South providing us with the Southwesterly wind flow at the surface. Whenever the wind flows off land that helps turn up the heat, and also leads to some storms in the afternoon.

The heat and instability, combined with a weak surface boundary sliding down the peninsula, could lead to a few strong storms. Although on Tuesday, the rain will probably not be as widespread as the past few days.

Small hail, gusty winds and isolated downpours are possible.

On Wednesday, the summery pattern continues with the heat, high humidity and afternoon storms.

Later this week and into the weekend South Floridians should expect a high pressure moving to the East and the winds will blow in off the ocean to help take a little edge off the scorching heat.

For the weekend, expect highs in the low 90s with spotty showers possible on the breeze.


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