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Hot and humid work week ahead with triple digit heat index

Some strong storms will be possible in the late afternoon and evening each day this week
Hot workweek ahead
Posted at 8:43 AM, May 12, 2024

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Wake -up temps start in the upper 70s near the coast and mid 70s inland.

The stalled front to our south will start to lift north today and will usher in more heat and humidity for the workweek

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Temps peak in the upper 80s Monday afternoon and soar to the mid 90s Wednesday. Heat index values will be in the triple digits for most of the week

In fact, a heat advisory may be needed by mid-week

Along with the heat and humidity - sea breeze induced storms will be likely each afternoon - with some of the storms becoming strong. Storm motion will generally be from Lake Okeechobee moving east towards the coast.

Rain chances will range from 30% - 60% during the week.

There is a small craft exercise caution statement in effect for boaters on Monday with seas 2-4 feet and occasionally up to 5'

A high risk of rip currents continues at local beaches with breezy ESE winds.

Make sure to take it easy in the heat this week as we are just getting acclimated to the summerlike temps
Stay hydrated, take breaks in the shade or A.C., and avoid strenuous outdoor activities during the high heat of the day.

Remember to practice wildfire safety as most of the area remains under a moderate drought. Never leave campfires unattended, pay attentions to burn bans, properly discard cigarettes, and avoid outdoor burning.