Hottest day of the year: We hit 100° on Memorial Day

Dozens of hot records set in southeast. heat continues tomorrow

By Rebecca Barry - Meteorologist

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - We hit 100° this afternoon, breaking our previous high temperature record for today of 98° set in 1989. We also ties the all time high record for the month of May. set on May 13th of 1967.

You can read more about the record heat here...

An isolated storm popped up in Southern Clay county and tracked towards Putnam county, while other areas saw sunny skies and easterly winds. 

This evening, expect a slow cool down through the 90s, 80s, and ending up in the low 70s by early Tuesday morning. Expect mostly clear skies overnight and southwest winds between 5-10 mph. 

Tuesday we expect more record challenging heat and sunny skies. We wake up at 73° and warm up to hit 100°, possibly breaking the high temperature record for the day. There is a 20% chance for a pop up shower or storm to form during the afternoon hours. Tuesday night we will see an even slower cool down, ending up in the mid 70s for an overnight low. 

Wednesday expect partly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 90s. Expect an afternoon high of 98°. There is an isolated chance for a pop up afternoon shower, but it will not be widespread. 

Thursday we will see mostly sunny skies and hot afternoon temperatures. We will wake up in the mid 70s and warm up to 97°. 

Friday starts out in the mid 70s under partly cloudy skies. We will top out ay 96° Friday afternoon. 

A weak cold front will attempt to move through by Friday evening into Saturday; however, don't expect it to deliver significant rainfall. Early indications are that rainfall amounts won't put much of a dent in our precipitation deficits.

Temperatures will trend very slightly downward Friday and Saturday. However, they are still forecast to remain above normal in the low to mid-90s.
 


 

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