A heat advisory is in effect for parts of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties Thursday as highs will reach the mid-90s for many but "feels like" temperatures are forecast to reach 105-110 degrees.
The advisory will be in effect from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and includes inland Miami-Dade, metro Miami-Dade and inland Broward, according to the National Weather Service.
Feels like temperatures are derived from the combination of actual temperatures and humidity. Southeast winds will reach 10-15 mph offering some relief at the coast, but if you can’t get to the beaches, try to stay indoors as much as possible.
If you have to venture outdoors Thursday afternoon, you're advised to stay hydrated, wear light-weight, loose fitting clothing and find the shade.
2017 is already off to a hot start. This is the hottest January-July period on record with an average temperature of 78.4 degrees. The old record was 78.0 degrees set in 2015. Average temperatures take into consideration the high and low for the day.
July 2017 was the hottest calendar month on record. The average temperature was 85.7 degrees. The old record was 85.5 degrees set in June of 2010.
Overnight lows have been especially warm. So far this year we’ve seen 24 days in 2017 with lows of 80 degrees or warmer. The second fastest pace was 13 days at this point of the year back in 1998. If we stay above 80 degrees until midnight, we will be adding to those numbers again today.