Temperatures surged across Southwest Florida to start the weekend Saturday, with temps pushing to near-record highs in the mid to upper 80s. Expect a very warm evening, with just a few clouds and temps holding in the 70s. We may see some patchy fog develop in inland areas overnight, with lows only in the upper 60s.
The very warm weather continues into Sunday. Once again, expect partly cloudy skies through the daytime hours and near-record highs again in the mid to upper 80s. Lows Sunday Night will again be mild, with temps only falling into the upper 60s.
Our warm stretch continues into next week as well. We will likely see more cloud cover on Monday, especially in the later half of the day, with cooler highs in the low 80s.
A weak cool front is still on track to move into the area Christmas Eve. This will result in plenty of cloud cover and a chance of scattered AM rain showers. High temps Christmas Eve will be even cooler, with temps in the mid 70s. Lows Christmas Eve Night will be in the mid 50s.
Christmas Day still looks great across the area, with partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid 70s.
The front that moves through Christmas Eve will return on Thursday, bringing a return of cloud cover to the area. Scattered rain showers may also develop during the daytime hours on Thursday. Highs will be in the upper 70s.
Partly sunny skies will prevail through the rest of next week, with a very slight chance of a rain shower from Friday on.