Friday Could Be Downright Hot in South Florida

The high will probably be close to the record of 89 degrees

By John Morales
|  Thursday, Feb 23, 2012  |  Updated 8:02 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Chief Meteorologist John Morales on the near-record heat, and our chance for rain this weekend.

Chief Meteorologist John Morales on the near-record heat, and our chance for rain this weekend.

advertisement

Thursday was very warm, but Friday could be downright hot in South Florida.

Compared to our normal high temperatures for mid to late February, the mercury could be 10 degrees warmer than average. That translates to highs in the upper 80s, close to the record of 89 degrees.

South to southwest winds will help move warmer air from the Caribbean into our region, which will only warm up further over the Everglades before reaching the metro area.

Some relief from the heat is expected on Saturday, but the weak cold front that carries the cooler air may also yield some showers that afternoon. Highs Saturday and Sunday will remain in the 70s.

The front is expected to stall near South Florida, meaning that clouds and rain showers could stick around all the way until Monday.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our New iPad App
Now optimized for iPad, NBC 6... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out