Central Florida residents can expect cooler weather by Friday--just in time for the holiday weekend.

Temperatures on Friday are expected to drop 20 degrees to a high of 66 and a low of 44. 

"With the next system bringing slight rain chances up to 20 percent Thursday but then big changes on Friday- a 30 percent chance for rain but only warming to 66 degrees," said Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges.

The cooler weather will last through the weekend with highs in the upper 60s and low 70s and lows in the mid 40s.

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Up until the cool down, temperatures are expected to reach the upper 70s and low 80s.