Heat & Storms This Weekend
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MIAMI (CBS4) – Friday will mark a sizzling start to the Father’s Day weekend across South Florida as highs soar to the low to mid 90s for some areas.
The CBS4 Weather team is forecasting a high of 93 degrees for Miami, the old record is 97 degrees was set back in 2011. Ft. Lauderdale may reach 92 degrees today, the old record is 95 degrees set back in 1998. Due to the humidity, it could feel like the triple-digits.
South Florida will be warmer than our average high of 89 degrees because the wind flow has shifted out of the west since we are to the south of a cold front headed towards the Florida panhandle.
Temperatures are also on the rise because of plenty of sunshine to start the day.
Because of the daytime heating, some moisture and the light westerly steering flow, we may see a few strong thunderstorms fire up across the eastern half of the peninsula Friday afternoon. Some storms may produce dangerous lightning, gusty winds, heavy downpours and isolated flooding.
Saturday will be another scorcher with highs climbing to the low to mid-90’s again. Once the trough of low pressure moves out and high pressure builds in, the area should see drier air move in this weekend. But there is still the chance for a few of the usual Summer-like afternoon storms to develop along the sea breeze.
For Father’s Day, temperatures will drop closer to normal around 90 degrees and the breeze will pick up. Some spotty showers are possible on Sunday.
Early next week, the easterly flow will become more established across South Florida and we’ll enjoy seasonal weather on Monday with highs in the upper 80’s. A tropical wave will likely usher in more moisture as we head into Tuesday and there will be a better chance of storms then.