Memorial Day brings 100-degree heat index, rip current concern along Florida coast
Busy day for the beaches
By: Kelly Healey Updated: May 27, 2019 - 5:17 PM
Extreme heat across Central Florida is the forecast for Memorial Day.
The average high temperature will be 97 degrees, but the heat index will reach 100 degrees in parts of Central Florida.
"Highs across Central Florida will be well into the 90s today, with many inland areas reaching the upper 90s. We’ll be just a few degrees shy of or record high today in Orlando, which is 100 degrees," Severe Weather Center meteorologist Rusty McCranie said.