Record-breaking heat giving way to weekend chill


Did it feel hot Wednesday for a February in Fort Lauderdale?

The thermostat hit 86 degrees, breaking the city’s previous record of 85 degrees set in 1935 for a February 13.

“There’s only a handful of those old records left on the books,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Stephen Konarik, of the 78-year-old record that fell to our current unseasonably hot weather.

One still standing was also set this week in 1913 — 89 degrees for a February 12.

But the record breaking heat for South Florida is coming to an end.

Cooler temperatures are in store for this weekend. Lows Saturday will be in the mid-40s and the high Sunday will be in the mid-60s.

Rain is likely as low temperatures Thursday and Friday will dip into the 60s.

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