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Northeast heat sends many to Florida

SINGER ISLAND, FL (WFLX) - The mercury is on the rise on Singer Island, where the best places to beat the heat are in the water or in the shade.

Temperatures in South Florida have been in the mid 90s during the past few weeks; although, that seems pretty hot to some, it's actually been cooler here than many other parts of the nation.

Excessive heat warnings cover the Northeast and Midwest. High pressure over the Gulf Coast is acting like a heat pump pulling hot and humid air from the Gulf. As the sweltering air crosses over the hot land, it heats up even more causing a scorching heat wave all the way to the Northeast.

It's so hot that Connecticut residents, like Larry Ganim, are actually cooling off in South Florida. "It's better down here than it would be back home."

Ganim and his family says the temperature is in the triple digits back home. "Now, I think, I could start growing palm trees in Connecticut!"

So rather than sweat it out there, he took his family to Singer Island where the heat is a little more bearable.

Ganim's daughter, Jessica, said she likes her father's decision. "I'd rather be here because, you know, there's a beach, and palm trees and everything. And it's hotter back home, too."

Those who call South Florida home say they enjoy the current temperatures, especially when compared to those from the heat wave traveling through the Northeast.

West Palm Beach resident Susan Armstrong says, "I love it when my friends up north say how hot it is up there, so I always invite them down to the beach."

Looks like South Florida is a place both northerners and locals agree is the best place to be at when the summer heat sets in.

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