Crank up the A/C! Hottest week of the year to date arrives in Central Florida
Saturday was the “cooler” day in comparison to where we are headed. Highs Sunday with a mix of clouds and sunshine jump back into the upper 80s and lower 90s. Be on the lookout for a few afternoon and evening storms to develop, but they won’t completely wash out your plans.
Air quality remains unhealthy for sensitive groups, feeling like 105 degrees Saturday
ORLANDO, Fla. – It’s all about the dust lately and that dust continues to be problematic for those with allergies or health conditions. The air quality will be poor through the weekend and those in the sensitive group category should limit their time outdoors. High temperatures top out in the mid 90s Saturday with a feels like temperature around 105 degrees. Tropical update:No new development is expected by the National Hurricane Center, but a few tropical waves worth watching are moving off of Africa. No new development is expected by the National Hurricane Center over the next few days, but there are several tropical waves moving off of Africa that bear watching.
Near-record heat Friday, air quality unhealthy for sensitive groups
A heat advisory is in effect again for Polk and Sumter counties as the heat index has the best chance to climb to 110 degrees or hotter in these areas. The heat stays elevated like this through the weekend with actual air temperatures in the mid-to-upper 90s. Air quality has moved into the unsafe for unusually sensitive groups category Friday. The haze will continue to stay in our sky courtesy of dust that has moved in from the Sahara Desert in Africa. Rain and storm chances start to increase by the end of next with temperatures staying hot over the next seven days.
Feels like temperatures could reach 110 across parts of Central Florida
With the humidity factored in it will feel more like 100-105 degrees again across most of Central Florida. That is why a heat advisory has been issued for Sumter county by the National Weather Service in Tampa. A heat advisory means that feels like temperatures will routinely be in the 105-110 degree threshold and heat-related illnesses are possible. The relatively drier atmosphere due to the dust is keeping rain chances on the lower side and allowing temperatures to heat up. Storm chances stay at 30 percent to close out the workweek.
Feeling hotter than 100 degrees at times across Central Florida Sunday
With the humidity factored in, it will feel hotter than the century mark at times Sunday afternoon. Beach Forecast:There is a low rip current risk at the beaches Sunday. This area of low pressure has a very low chance of developing into something tropical or sub-tropical. A broad area of low pressure moving away from the United States has a very low chance to develop. Saharan Dust could make its way to Central Florida by the middle and latter part of the week to provide us with brilliant sunrises/sunsets.