MIAMI (CBSMiami) – If you thought Thursday was hot, don’t expect much relief Friday as the area will likely have another scorcher across South Florida with highs once again soaring to the low to mid 90s.
The heat is dictated by a southwesterly steering flow that remains in place. As a result, the area will be warmer than our average high of 91 degrees.
Friday, the CBS4 weather team is forecasting a high of 93 degrees in Miami. The old record is 97 degrees set in 1983. It’s unlikely Miami will tie or break that record.
However, in Ft. Lauderdale CBS4’s Lissette Gonzalez forecasts a high of 93 degrees and that could get close to, tie, or break the old record high on 93 degrees set in 1983.
When you factor in the humidity, the heat index values will rise about the triple-digits which means it will feel more like the 100’s due to the stickiness.
Thursday, the area enjoyed a mostly dry day, but Friday, expect to see the return of some storms due to moisture building in across the Southern half of the Peninsula and a trough of low pressure digging down towards Central Florida.
With the heating of the day and the moisture adding to the instability, there could be a few heavy downpours in spots.
The trough of low pressure breaks down Friday night allowing for an area of high pressure to build in across South Florida.
With more of a southerly steering flow in place this weekend, expect to see some afternoon storms, but the bulk of the heaviest rain will likely be over Lake Okeechobee. Highs will continue to soar to the low to mid 90s.
Early next week we’ll enjoy much more seasonal weather pattern with highs back to normal in the low 90s and spotty showers on the breeze.