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FORECAST: Another day of record heat for parts of SWFL

May 2024 is on track to be the HOTTEST May ever recorded in SWFL.
Posted at 7:32 AM, May 29, 2024

Here’s your evening forecast for Wednesday, May 29th, 2024.

Today marked the SEVENTH record set in Punta Gorda this month. At PGD, temperatures hit 98°, tying the former record set in 1945, 2006. Naples and Fort Myers were above-average but not in record-territory.

May 2024 is currently the hottest May EVER recorded in Southwest Florida based upon data from Sarasota, Venice, Punta Gorda, Fort Myers and Naples.

Overnight, mostly clear skies are forecast with morning lows starting in the lower 70s inland and mid to upper 70s along the coast.

With a weaker seabreeze developing and easterly winds expected to be a bit stronger, we'll see a better chance for isolated showers and storms after 3pm along I-75 and near the coast. Rain chances through the afternoon will be around 30%.

Stronger easterly winds on Friday will keep a higher probability for developing showers and storms near the coast on Friday afternoon and evening. Rain chances will increase to 40%.

Based upon the latest data, it looks like shower and storm chances will back down over the weekend before increasing later next week.

FOX 4 EVENING METEOROLOGIST KATIE WALLS

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