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FORECAST: Mixed bag of weather for the weekend

Saturday will be the drier and hotter of the two weekend days.
Posted at 9:45 AM, May 17, 2024

Here’s your forecast for Saturday, May 18th, 2024.

If you thought Friday was hot, get ready for even hotter and more humid conditions ahead of a cold front.

Morning lows will start off in the lower 70s inland, and mid to upper 70s elsewhere. With lots of sunshine and little in the way of cloud cover, high temperatures will climb into the mid to upper 90s. Extra muggy air will lead to a heat index values ranging from 101° to 107°.

Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day and spend as much time in the A/C or shade as possible. UV index is expected to be “extreme”.

It will be breezy at times with gusts to 20 mph from the west and southwest.

By Saturday night into Sunday, our next front will move toward Southwest Florida, bringing with it higher rain chances. The boundary lingers over south Florida for Monday, keeping a chance for some showers and storms in the forecast. Then high pressure builds in, lowering rain chances through the rest of the week.

BOATING FORECAST: Southwest to westerly winds around 10 knots will continue through the weekend ahead of an approaching frontal boundary. That front will bring increasing rain chances to the waters Sunday into Monday. Rain chances then diminish for the rest of next week as high pressure builds in.

FOX 4 EVENING METEOROLOGIST KATIE WALLS

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