South Florida has been under a heat advisory for the majority of July, and the last few days of the month will be no different.
After a brief respite from the heat brought by a disturbance that moved across the area this past week, the National Weather Service Miami issued another heat advisory Saturday that will continue until Sunday evening.
The stormy weather dropped over six inches of rain at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Thursday, leading to stalled cars and canceled flights as coastal and metro parts of Broward and Palm Beach County were under a flood watch.
“Now that the disturbance has passed and the cloud cover has cleared a bit, we’re warming back up and back, unfortunately, needing more heat advisories,” NWS Miami meteorologist Robert Garcia said.
Temperatures will be in the low to mid 90s across South Florida while dropping only into the upper 70s and low 80s overnight, “providing little relief,” the weather service said in its Saturday briefing.
High humidity coupled with the high temperatures will bring the feels-like temperatures to between 105 and 110 degrees in the afternoons.
“We’ve been either extending it or issuing it out for several days at a time when we see that the forecast supports it,” Garcia said. “A good amount of the month of July, most of South Florida has been under a heat advisory.”
South Florida has also seen at least a few excessive heat warnings, which are a step up from the heat advisories, Garcia said. In Broward County, excessive heat warnings are issued when the feels-like temperatures reach 113 degrees or higher for at least two hours.