It’s getting abnormally hot out there, but how long will it last?

South Florida will be warm this week with temperatures nearly 10 degrees above normal.

On Tuesday, a high temperature of 86 tops the normal daytime high for this time of year by eight degrees. Overnight lows are normal 62 degrees, but will only dip into the high 60s through the end of the week.

Sunrise over the Intracoastal in West Palm Beach. Photo courtesy Eddie Ritz

Sunrise over the Intracoastal in West Palm Beach with Mar-a-lago tower to the right. Photo courtesy Eddie Ritz

But no records are likely to be broken. The record high temperature for today and Tuesday are 90 degrees, set in 1954 and 1962 respectively. Overnight warm temperatures for both days are 75 degrees.

Read why winter is over in South Florida here. 

Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Miami said a cold front will stall over the Florida Panhandle later this week, but have little impact on South Florida. They do mention the resurrection of the faithful sea-breeze showers that are caused by the differential daytime heating of the land and ocean.

The showers, which are a summertime staple, are possible this afternoon in Palm Beach County, but not expected to move very far inland.

Calm conditions at Lake Worth pier.

March has had just 0.01 inches of rain measured for the month so far at Palm Beach International Airport, which is down 1.81 inches from normal. That’s in stark contrast to the extra rainy conditions South Florida experienced in January and February.

For the year, coastal Palm Beach County has received 12 inches of rain. That’s 5 inches above normal.

By Friday, temperatures are expected to be back closer to normal at 81 degrees.

Light winds out of the south and then west mean a lower risk of rip currents. That’s good news for spring breakers who had to deal all last week with a high risk of rips.



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