South Florida 'feels like' temps hit 107°

Scorching heat on first day of summer

By Julie Durda - Meteorologist, Brandon Orr - Meteorologist

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.

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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.

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