Hanging out at Fort Lauderdale's beach.

Hanging out at Fort Lauderdale's beach. (Nam Y. Huh, Sun Sentinel)

Our run of nice weather - albeit hot in the afternoons - should continue today.

The rain chance doesn't increase significantly until early next week when a subtropical disturbance might form off the east coast of Florida.

South Florida's Thursday forecast calls for sunny skies with afternoon highs in the mid to upper 80s and overnight readings in the mid 70s.

It also should be breezy with gusts up to 23 mph. Because of the winds, beware of rip currents at the beaches.


Pictures: Floatopia Miami 2014

Friday's forecast is similar.

You might have noticed that the past couple of nights have been abnormally warm. That pattern should continue well into next week.

Central Florida's Thursday forecast: Sunny with highs in the low 90s and lows in the upper 60s.

Dry: From weather expert Jim Lushine:

Although rainfall for the dry season has been just about normal along the southeast Florida metro areas, the soil itself is getting very dry.

The Keetch-Byrum Drought Index rates how dry the top eight inches of soil is. The KBDI ranges from 0 (wet) to 800 (dry) with the dryness influencing wildfire intensity.

Miami-Dade with an index of 600-650 is the driest County in Florida, followed closely by Broward's 550-600 and Palm Beach's 500-550.

The heightened dryness is related not only to lack of rain this week, but is also related to the above normal temperatures, and as any golfer can tell, you breezy conditions dry out the ground.