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FORECAST: Hot and mainly dry Memorial Day weekend ahead

With higher humidity it will be feeling more like the upper 90s and low 100s through Memorial Day.
Posted at 5:46 AM, May 23, 2024

Here’s your evening forecast for Thursday, May 23nd, 2024.

It was another record-setting day in Punta Gorda, hitting 98°! That broke the former record set in 1953. Today was the 4th record set in Punta Gorda this month!

For tonight, look for clear skies and temperatures dropping into the low 70s inland and mid to upper 70s along the coast.

Friday will be very similar to today with highs in the low to mid 90s and "feels like" temperatures in the upper 90s. The best chance for a few showers will be inland east of I-75 in the evening. The threat for lightning will remain low.

Memorial Day weekend is looking to be very warm with heat index values in the upper 90s and low 100s. Memorial Day is forecast to be the hottest day of the long weekend, so please stay hydrated.

The best chance for a passing shower will be inland, if at all. If outdoor activities are the agenda for the holiday weekend remember to stay hydrated and take frequent breaks inside or in the shade.

FOX 4 EVENING METEOROLOGIST KATIE WALLS


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