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FORECAST: Record heat followed by evening storms

Another round of storms will develop Friday afternoon.
Posted at 7:52 AM, May 30, 2024

Here’s your forecast for Thursday, May 30th, 2024.

Scattered storms have wrapped up across SWFL. For some it was much-needed beneficial rain. The highest totals fell in North Fort Myers with 3-4" in the rain gauge.

These storms come on the heals of a record-setting day across SWFL.

Fort Myers tied the record of 97° and Punta Gorda hit 101°! This is only the 4th time PGD has ever hit 101° in its history back to 1914. Other dates that PGD has hit 101° and higher include July 28, 1952, June 17, 1981, and August 12, 2023.

Overnight, we will see our skies clear up with overnight lows in the low to mid 70s with uppers 60s inland.

Looking ahead, we stay hot with temperatures remaining in the mid 90s tomorrow but once again we have a 60% chance of afternoon showers and storms after 3pm. Heavy rain and lightning will remain our primary threats, but an isolated strong or severe storm cannot be ruled out.

Over the weekend, we have lowered the rain chance both Saturday and Sunday to 20% with highs in the low to mid 90s.

FOX 4 EVENING METEOROLOGIST KATIE WALLS

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