First Day of Spring brings record-tying temperatures to South Florida

South Florida Weather

Miami International Airport reported an 89 degree high on Tuesday, the first day of Spring 2018. This ties the highest recorded temperature for the date. Is the warmer than normal ushering of the new season a sign of what’s to come?

As South Florida eases into a warm and breezy evening, a cold front will work its way across the area. The front will increase the chance for showers and could possibly bringĀ  thunderstorms, especially in northern Palm Beach County.

Areas further South are less likely to see any severe weather overnight, according to the National Weather Service in Miami.

Wednesday’s weather will be worthy of postcards, for the most part. Slightly cooler temps should stay at or below 80 degrees with overnight lows in the mid to upper 60’s, with Northern Palm Beach and Martin Counties seeing the high 50’s. Light Northwesterly winds will round out the enjoyable hump-day.

Beaches should be on every agenda, since the water temperature will be pleasant at or around 76 degrees with a slight risk of rip currents. But don’t forget the sunscreen; the UV index is at a very high level.

South Florida’s daily high’s and low’s will be somewhat of a roller coaster thanks to a pair of nor’easters blasting along the Eastern coast of the U.S. this week. Gale-force wind watches and warnings from North Carolina through Maine, and storm and heavy snow warnings and coastal flood watches are forecast along the routes.

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