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FORECAST: Staying hot with low rain chances

It will feel more like 95° to 97° tomorrow afternoon as humidity gradually increases.
Posted at 8:05 AM, May 21, 2024

Here’s your forecast for Tuesday, May 21st, 2024.

It was a record-setting day in Punta Gorda, where high temperatures reached 96°, breaking the former record of 95° in 1945. High temperatures in Naples and Fort Myers hit the lower 90s. With lower humidity, the heat index was only a degree hotter than the temperature itself.

As dew points gradually increase this week, so will the feels like temperature. Tomorrow's highs in the low to mid-90s will feel more like the mid to upper 90s across SWFL.

We'll start off Wednesday with lots of sunshine. Heading into the afternoon, the best chance for an isolated shower or storm will stay inland. Once the seabreeze dies in the evening, one of those showers may drift back to the coast.

We stay fairly dry Thursday and Friday with only a 20% chance of isolated showers and storms in the forecast as our temperatures stay in the low 90s to wrap up the workweek.

Looking ahead to the Memorial Day weekend, rain chances will increase a touch to 30% Saturday through Monday.

FOX 4 EVENING METEOROLOGIST KATIE WALLS

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