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Miami sets new high temperature record for May

If it seemed a little hotter than normal on Sunday, it was.

Miami's high of 98 degrees made it the hottest May day recorded in the city, said National Weather Service meteorologist Larry Kelly. That temperature was recorded at 4 p.m. The previous high was 93 in 1996, The Miami Herald reports. 

Fort Lauderdale came close to breaking its May record of 96 degrees in 1967, reaching a high of 95 on Sunday.

West Palm Beach also came close to setting a record with a high of 93 Sunday; its record 94 degrees was set in 1928. 

The average May temperature is around 88 degrees, according to the weather service.

The Memorial Day outlook is for more sun and heat, with a high in Fort Lauderdale near 91.

Sun Sentinel staff contributed to this report. 

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