MIAMI – The first day of summer has proven to be a scorcher in South Florida.
By midday, 'feels like' temperatures have reached well above the century mark, with Hialeah and Kendall hitting 107 degrees.
Temperatures were expected to reach the low-to-mid 90's, but the real danger comes from heat indices (or "feels like" temperatures) which reach 103+ degrees in several areas.
A Heat Advisory has been issued for mainland Monroe County and Collier County until 6 p.m. as the maximum heat index is expected to hit 108 degrees.
Throughout all of South Florida, the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.
Residents are advised to:
- Stay hydrated and avoid caffeine and alcohol
- Limit outdoor activities
- Check on high-risk people
- Don't leave children and pets in enclosed vehicles
High temperatures are forecast to continue through the weekend with the highs expected to hit 94.