FORECAST: Another day near record highs. When will we see a break?

Mother Nature will serve up some lower humidity right in time for Mother's Day.
Posted at 7:10 AM, May 08, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-08 18:51:50-04

Here’s your evening forecast for Wednesday, May 8th, 2024.

Heat will remain the big story for the rest of the week. Today marked another day within 1° of records in Fort Myers and Punta Gorda.

With elevated dew points and humidity, we’ll continue to wake up to muggy lows in the low to mid-70s through Saturday.

For tomorrow, afternoon temperatures will run in the lower 90s, but factor in the humidity and it will feel more like the mid to upper 90s. The hottest hours are in the afternoon but even as early as 11am, it will feel more like 93°.

Craving a break from the heat? One will arrive this weekend! A cold front will pass through Saturday morning, dropping our dew points in the afternoon. This slightly drier air will lead to a less muggy start on Sunday, Mother’s Day, when we’ll wake up to lows in the mid to upper 60s.

Speaking of Mother’s Day, expect mostly sunny skies and low humidity through the day, which will help forecast high temperatures in the lower 90s to feel more comfortable.

RAIN CHANCES: We could see a passing shower late Friday into Saturday, as that front approaches and passes through SWFL, but rain chances will stay low at just 20%. Otherwise, a soaking rain isn’t forecast through the weekend.


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