South Florida continues to be in the grips of a heatwave this summer. As July rolls in, temperatures in Miami could break records. The last time forecasts saw this type of weather during this season was back in the '90s.
Meteorologists in the region are forecasting a high of 96 degrees on Wednesday, which will be one degree shy of a record set in 1995, according to WSVN. Unlike in drier heat, Miami and its environs will also suffer from humidity.
While the air temperature will be scorching, it will also feel like a steam bath all across the region. When humidity is factored in, that 96 will feel anywhere between 105-to-109 degrees, especially in the interior of Miami-Dade County, according to the National Weather Service.
Not even the regions typical afternoon storms can save the city from this searing heat. Rain chances will only be at 10% for the day, allowing the heat to fester well into the evening hours across the region.
Miami won't be the only city that will have its residents head for the water today. Nearby Fort Lauderdale, while not setting records, will be nearly as hot as the Magic City, with a forecast high of 93 degrees for the city, with the inland areas of Broward County even hotter.
Another hot and humid day across SoFlo with air temperature values well into the upper 90s across many areas. Heat… https://t.co/hR2AFkPZwt— NWS Miami (@NWS Miami)1593594168.0
Even the Florida Keys will be suffering from the heat, with Key West reaching 91 degrees, just three degrees shy of a record set way back in 1957, according to WSVN. The reason for all of this heat? A ridge of high pressure that is sitting over the Gulf of Mexico.
That ridge has put a lid on storm chances in the region, and because the air in high pressure sinks, it makes the air hotter.
On records watch once again. Highs will soar into the low to mid 90's. Some areas may get into the upper 90's. Feel… https://t.co/h2G9b6TtAE— Vivian Gonzalez (@Vivian Gonzalez)1593601511.0
The high-pressure ridge doesn't plan on letting go of its tight grip of South Florida anytime soon. Temperatures will be in the upper-90s throughout the July 4th weekend, which is a bummer because the beaches in the region will be closed.
More records to fall as we stay locked into this hot pattern. No real relief in sight. A few extra storms Sunday an… https://t.co/MZBcoqi8P2— Adam Berg (@Adam Berg)1593602004.0
Miami and South Florida will return to normal on Sunday, with rain chances coming back and temperatures aligning with the hurricane season.