It's August, which means it's hot.
Indeed, for much of South Florida, including Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, this is the hottest week of the year with an average temperature of 91 degrees.
Mix in humidity and you can expect heat index readings - or feels-like temperatures - to soar up to 100 degrees or more this week.
Monday's forecast otherwise calls for mostly sunny skies with highs in the low 90s and lows in the upper 70s and low 80s. There is a 30 percent chance of showers and storms, mainly in the afternoon.
Indeed, late Monday afternoon rain blanketed parts of west Broward, from Davie along Interstate 595 to portions of Southwest Ranches and Cooper City. After a brief downpour about 3 p.m. the clouds thinned out and skies toward the east appeared less threatening. However, dark skies lingered across Broward's western communities.
The rest of the week should be similar, although the rain chance decreases a bit on Wednesday.
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