Heat record could be tied today following overnight drenching

An 89-year-old temperature record could be tied today in West Palm Beach, as forecasters predict the max daytime high could hit 87 degrees.

National Weather Service meteorologists said a southeasterly wind blowing over the warming land at the tip of the Peninsula is to blame for the higher heat, as well as the stubborn high pressure system anchored over Bermuda.

“Temperature guidance indicates unseasonably warm temperatures today and tonight, with some locations reaching near record breaking high temperatures for this date and near record breaking high minimum temperatures tonight,” forecasters wrote.

The low tonight in West Palm Beach is expected to dip only to 77 degrees. That would beat a 2006 record of 75 degrees.

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The polar vortex is strong right now, read why there are still warmer temperatures here. 

Parts of Palm Beach County got more than 2 inches of rain overnight as strong storms moved through the area.

The showers triggered areal flood advisories for areas including West Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens.

According to the South Florida Water Management District, Jupiter Farms got 2.22 inches of rain overnight, with Jupiter receiving 1.27 inches.

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North Palm Beach received 1.56 inches. About 1 inch fell in suburban Boca Raton.

 

 

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