The dog days of summer are here. Wednesday, highs almost reached the mid-90′s and Thursday it’s going to heat up once again to near record levels.
Showers and thunderstorms moved over the area Sunday night into Monday morning after the mercury soared to 90 degrees, tying a record Sunday. But with the passage of the showers and a cold front on Monday, the temperatures will be plummeting over the next few days.
Temperatures didn’t quite drop as far as we expected Friday morning, bottoming out in the low-to-mid 50′s around most of the area, with a few spots dropping to the upper 40′s.
Some wet weather rolling across South Florida Wednesday morning lead to slick conditions in spots with temperatures hovering in the low 70′s. That pattern of spotty showers will continue throughout the day Wednesday as a cold front slides to our South.
The sun may be shining brightly outside, but there’s a definite chill in the air across South Florida. The cooler weather is likely to hang around throughout the rest of the weekend.
If you thought 2012 was warmer than usual, it wasn’t your imagination. The National Climatic Data Center announced the 2012 average annual temperature of 55.3 degrees was the warmest year ever recorded for the contiguous United States.
Enjoy the near 80 degree temperatures Monday because they may be gone until Sunday. Monday night, bone-chilling weather by South Florida standards, will descend on the area and last through midweek.