FORECAST: Record heat possible tomorrow

Factor in the humidity, and it will be feeling more like 95° to 99° across SWFL.
Posted at 7:13 AM, May 07, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-07 18:23:33-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Here’s your evening forecast for Tuesday, May 7th, 2024.

The heat is on across SWFL. Instead of early May, it will continue to feel more like mid to late June.

With high dew points, we'll have muggy mornings in the low to mid-70s through the rest of the week. With the extra moisture, hazy conditions will be possible around sunrise.

Temperatures will climb into the low and mid-90s across SWFL, flirting with records in some communities. Punta Gorda's forecast high tomorrow is 95°, which is the current record set in 2002.

Heat will be our biggest concern for the rest of the week. Extra moisture will create heat index values in the mid to upper 90s. Even as early as 11am, it will be feeling more like 92° and climb from there.

Temperature and Feels Like Forecast for Wednesday

Few changes are expected to our current weather pattern for the next couple of days as high pressure over the western Atlantic remains in control. Ridging aloft will also continue to build over the area today and tomorrow, supporting unseasonably warm temperatures and lack of rain.

Showers and storms will remain very isolated and restricted to our inland communities (east of I-75), while the coast stays dry. Rain chances will run between 10-20% through Monday.

The pattern holds steady through Thursday, with afternoon temperatures well into the 90s each day, and low rain chances. Moving into Friday a weak cold front dips into Florida, bringing a slight chance for a shower in our northern communities. This front is expected to stall to the south, keeping low rain chances through the weekend.

Another system early next week moving in from the Gulf of Mexico, looks to bring more significant rain chances by Tuesday, but it is still too early for specifics as of now.


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