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FORECAST: Staying hot and humid but when will we see rain?

Records were set in Punta Gorda today as excessive heat continues across SWFL
Posted at 7:07 AM, May 13, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-13 19:05:56-04

Here’s your forecast for Monday, May 13th, 2024.

It was a record setting day in Punta Gorda, where temperatures hit 96°, breaking the former record of 94° set back in 1985. With humidity making a swift return, it felt more like 100° to 105° through the afternoon, which will again be the case tomorrow.

The best chance for isolated showers and storms this evening will be in Glades and Hendry counties with storm motion toward the northeast. Radar will quiet down by 9pm.

With the muggy air in place, we'll kick off Tuesday in the mid to upper 70s. Afternoon highs will climb into the low and mid-90s once again but feel hotter with the humidity, more like like 100° to 105°. Please stay hydrated and if you are outdoors, take frequent breaks in the A/C or shade. The afternoon will stay hot and mainly dry. It will be breezy at times with gusts to 25 mph from the south/southwest.

We'll see a better chance for scattered showers and storms midweek, but with a sea-breeze developing, those rain chances will be highest inland, east of I-75.

FOX 4 EVENING METEOROLOGIST KATIE WALLS

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