Near Record Warmth Expected Across South Florida
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MIAMI (CBS4) – If you’ve looked at the thermometer in the last few days, you know it’s feeling a lot more like summer than winter across the area.
South Florida woke up to the mid to upper 70′s Tuesday morning which is well above the seasonal average of 63 degrees. By Tuesday afternoon, highs will soar to near 90 degrees and could tie or break records.
Officially, the CBS Miami Weather team is forecasting the mercury to hit 87 degrees in Miami, which is just one degree below the all-time record set in 1897. In Fort Lauderdale, CBS4 meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez forecasted a high of 86 degrees, three degrees less than the all-time record set in 1926 of 89 degrees.
Some spotty showers may develop as a frontal boundary sags to the South Tuesday, while severe weather possible for our neighbors to the North around the big bend and Florida panhandle.
Tuesday night into Wednesday, the entire area will see a better chance of rain with showers likely. With an increase in clouds and some wet weather, highs will still make it into the low 80′s.
Then things begin to change.
Behind this first front, we will see a slight dip in temperature with highs back to normal in the upper 70′s.
By the weekend, a more powerful cold front will sweep through and behind that second front, we will see a drastic drop in temperatures with lows in the 50′s by Saturday morning and highs only in the upper 60′s.
Lows may even fall to the 40′s by Sunday morning with highs struggling to reach 60 degrees, kicking off the month of March with a cold and windy weekend.