Near-record heat expected Wednesday, with a few spotty storms

Reporter: Matt Devitt
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FORT MYERS, Fla. — The hottest day of the year so far in Southwest Florida is expected Wednesday.

Highs will be near 96, approaching the record of 97, which was set in 1942 and tied in 1995. The average high for today is 92.

It’ll feel even hotter, with heat indices rising to between 100 and 110 degrees.

The morning will be warm and humid, with mostly sunny skies until 10 a.m. and partly cloudy conditions from 10 a.m. until noon. It’ll be mostly dry with little rainfall expected before lunchtime.

A mix of sun and clouds will take hold for the afternoon and evening, when a few spotty storms will pop up. Rain chances are lower than they were on Tuesday. Overnight lows will dip only to about 79.

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