The National Weather Service in Miami is forecasting peak temperatures in the mid-90s Tuesday with heat indices approaching 108 degrees as the subtropical ridge digs in.
Meteorologists wrote in their morning discussion that heat advisories may be necessary Tuesday in areas with climbing “feels like” temperatures. The NWS will issue a heat advisory if the index is expected to be 108 or higher for two hours.
In West Palm Beach, the high is forecast to reach a scorching 93 degrees. That’s 3 degrees above normal, and ties the hottest temperature recorded so far this year.
The mercury also reached a freak 93 degrees on May 3.
The record high for July 25 in West Palm Beach is 98 degrees set in 1912.
While it’s unlikely that record will be broken, the overnight temperature of 82 degrees may be challenged. The forecast low is expected to only fall to 80 degrees.
Here are other Palm Beach County forecasts for today and Tuesday:
Palm Beach Gardens