South Florida nearing record for consecutive 90-degree-plus high temperatures
44-day heat streak set in 2011 could be broken next week
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – South Florida is in the middle of a heat wave that, if it continues, could set a new record.
According to the National Weather Service in Miami, South Florida has endured its second-longest consecutive streak of high temperatures at 90 degrees or above.
Thursday's temperatures marked 37 consecutive days of high temperatures topping 90 degrees.
"We are not seeing much relief from the heat today," Local 10 News meteorologist Julie Durda said Friday morning.
Friday's temperatures were expected to bring that number to 38 days and counting. Feel-like temperatures were already in the 90s and triple digits by 9 a.m. Friday.
The all-time record is 44 days, set in the summer of 2011.
"So we could be breaking records as we go into the new month of August," Durda said.
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