Summer has arrived in South Florida.
At least it feels that way.
Tuesday will see a high of 87 degrees during the day with a low of 74 degrees at night.
But temperatures will continue to climb all week until they eventually plateau on Friday, with a high of 89 degrees. The weekend may reach 90.
“Though we will be experiencing above average temperatures, we’re still not at record territory for this time of year,” said Dan Gregoria of the National Weather Service in West Miami-Dade.
Hot weather in mid-April is nothing new in the Miami area. Average highs for this time of year are in the mid- to low-80s. This time last year, temperatures reached as high as 90 degrees, the same forecast as the upcoming weekend.
The rise in temperature combined with 80-85 percent humidity will give South Florida residents a taste of what to expect this summer. While cooler weather is still a possibility after this week, there are no signs of a cool-down on the horizon, Gregoria said.