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Dangerous record heat in South Florida

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MIAMI – Dangerous record heat expected on Wednesday.

Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 90s. The CBS News Miami NEXT Weather team predicts a high of 96 degrees. The current record is 96, dating from 1995. In Ft. a high of 94 degrees is expected. Lauderdale, the current record is 95 degrees, set back in 1938. In Key West, the predicted high is 92 degrees and the record is 90 degrees, set in 1884.

If you include the humidity, it feels like 100 to 108 degrees.

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South Florida residents should use the necessary precautions to prevent heat exhaustion and other heat-related illnesses.

The National Weather Service said there is a high to extreme risk heat-related illnesses for South Florida on Wednesday.

Record heat is likely again on Thursday, with highs rising into the upper 90s and heat indices in the triple digits. Isolated storms are possible in the afternoon.

The heat wave will continue through the end of the week and into the weekend, with lows in the 80s and highs in the mid 90s. This weekend there will be isolated showers and a few thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday. But there will be a greater chance of rain early next week with scattered storms around Monday and Tuesday. Highs won’t be as hot in the low 90s.