By Dave Warren

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — South Florida experienced scorching temperatures as the first day of summer officially kicked off.

It’s the Summer Solstice which is not only the longest day of the year but also a scorcher.

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The sunrise took place at 6:30 a.m. and the sun wont’t set until 8:15 p.m.

It was hot and steamy with highs soaring to the low to mid-90s. The average high in Miami is 90 degrees and 89 in Fort Lauderdale. When you factor in high humidity, it will felt like the 100s.

A heat advisory had been issued for Collier and Monroe counties from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. due to excessive heat and humidity.

Skies will also be hazy at times due to some Saharan dust.

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With high pressure in control and plenty of dry air in place, the rain chance will be low.

The UV index is extreme and there is a low risk of rip currents.

Friday night will be warm and muggy with lows right around 80 degrees.

Saturday will be a scorcher too with highs soaring to the low to mid 90s. It will feel like the triple-digits due to high humidity and there could be filtered sunshine due to Saharan dust. A few inland storms may develop Saturday afternoon, but the rain chance will remain low.

Sunday our highs will be in the lower 90s with the potential for spotty storms.

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Dave Warren