So Long Debby, Hello Possible Record Breaking Heat
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The past few days have been mostly cloudy, windy and rainy at times due to Tropical Depression Debby.
Thankfully we are now done with Debby since the final advisory was issued Wednesday and what’s left of the storm is now moving out into the open waters of the Atlantic, according the CBS4 meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez.
South Florida enjoyed the return of the sun Thursday morning with the mid to upper 70s. There were a few showers earlier, but the winds settled down and there are currently no advisories for boaters and only a slight risk of rip currents.
The big weather story through the weekend will be the sizzling heat. As high pressure builds and our wind flow turns out of the West, it will help high temperatures soar to the low 90s.
South Florida’s heat will be flirting with records since the old record in Miami is 92 degrees set back in 2004. It is unlikely we’ll tie or break the record in Ft. Lauderdale since the old record is 96 degrees set back in 1970.
Throughout the day some stray showers are possible, but over the next few days plenty of dry air will help to keep the rain chance low and we will enjoy tons of sun.
We may shatter some records Friday into the weekend since some areas will see highs soar to the mid 90s. Average high this time of year is 90 degrees.
There could be a few isolated storms Saturday and Sunday.
It will certainly be better at the beach. With this heat wave, folks across South Florida need to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
Early next week highs will be in the low 90s and there could be some spotty storms on Wednesday for the 4th of July holiday.