Up and down the East Coast, the entire month of February was filled with record high temperatures making it feel more like June. March 1 brought high temps expected to tie or beat some South Florida records. But just how hot is hot enough? And when will the days return to near average numbers?
West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami all ranked 2018 as the warmest month of February on record. Here are the record-busting averages:
- West Palm Beach – 75.3 degrees
- Ft. Lauderdale – 75.4 degrees
- Miami – 76.4 degrees
Thursday started the new month with massive injections of sunshine and highs about ten degrees higher than average.
Friday is forecast to continue with substantial heat, although evening showers and a front will pleasantly lower the temps for Saturday.
A brisk start to Saturday means early morning lows in the 60’s for most of South Florida. Plentiful sunshine coupled with a few clouds will be a welcome change as highs will only climb into the upper 70’s.
Sunday morning will bring along the cooler trend starting of around 60 degrees and hovering in the sunny 70’s.
There is a moderate risk of rip currents throughout the weekend with an elevated chance along the Atlantic on Sunday.
For the start of the work week, highs will rise ever so slightly and max out at or near 80 degrees for most of South Florida. Monday calls for a mix of sun and clouds.