Mostly sunny, hot today and breezy with a high rip current risk

Warm temperatures stick around South Florida’s weather forecast Tuesday with only a slight chance of showers blowing in on the breeze.

According to the , there’s only a 20 percent chance of showers today. It will be mostly sunny with a high in the low 90s and a heat index value or "feels like" temperature approaching about 102.

Winds will be from the southeast at 7 to 15 mph – gusting up to 20 mph. Because of the brisk breeze, there is a high risk of  at all area beaches through Tuesday night, the weather service said.

The warm and dry conditions should remain on Wednesday.  By Thursday, some moisture moves into the atmosphere and a 50 percent rain chance comes into the forecast.

You likely know that Tropical Storm Franklin has moved to the interior of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

Retired NWS meteorologist Jim Lushine reflects on storms that move over land:
As tropical storm Franklin moves across the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico toda, it is forecast to weaken because of a lack of warm water, but that is not always the case.  Although rare about one out of 50 storms have actually formed over land, including tropical storm Julia,  that formed over northeast Florida in 2016.

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