After a scorching weekend — with temperatures tying record highs in Miami-Dade and Broward and breaking a record in Palm Beach County on Saturday — South Florida is in for a rainy week.
“The rain is going to help cool things down,” said Chuck Caracozza, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, there is a 60 percent chance of rain, with the possibility of thunderstorms. The temperature will likely hover in the high 80s, Caraocozza said.
By Thursday the rain chances diminishes slightly to 40 percent and the temperature is expected to be in the mid-80s.
The wet week is attributed to a slow moving cold front.
“It’s expected to linger in place and just bring a lot of rain,” he said.
The rain follows a weekend that felt like the middle of summer. On Saturday the temperature climbed to 90 degrees, tying a record set in 2006 in Miami-Dade and Broward. The thermometer reached 93 degrees in Palm Beach County, breaking a record set in 1967.