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MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – After getting some much needed rain across South Florida, the weather forecast for the coming days will feature near record high temperatures and strong afternoon thunderstorms.

Some of the storms over the weekend were severe and even produced golf ball sized hail and winds gusting over 60-miles-per-hour.

Before the wet weather rolls through Monday, the area is in for another scorcher this afternoon with highs soaring to the low mid 90s. It may even get close to, tie or break some records.

The CBS4 storm team is forecasting a high of 94 degrees in Miami today. The old record is 95 degrees set back in 1998. And when you factor in the humidity, it will feel like the triple digits.

The heat and the available moisture combined with the westerly winds will help provide the setup for another active day.

“This afternoon into the evening hours all the ingredients will be in place for an unstable atmosphere that will lead to some strong to severe storms across South Florida, especially inland,” CBS4 Meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez said.

Some storms may produce hail, strong gusty winds and heavy downpours in spots. There is the slight potential of localized flooding due to the slow moving storms.

This Rainy Season type Summery pattern will continue through midweek. Tuesday may be even warmer, with a forecast high of 96 degrees for Miami. The old record is 96 set back in 1998.

Temperatures and rain chances should drop slightly towards the end of the week with highs in the low 90s through the weekend and some showers on the breeze.

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