Central Florida warms up after cool start

Weekend shaping up nicely for Orlando area

Published On: Mar 11 2013 02:15:46 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 05 2013 06:43:17 AM EST
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ORLANDO, Fla. -

Tuesday started off chilly across Central Florida, with temperatures in the 30s and 40s, but the cool weather won't last very long.

"As high pressure pushes off to the east, south winds kick up into Tuesday afternoon," said Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges, who added that high temperatures in Orlando will reach 77 degrees.

The overnight low will drop to about 57 degrees.

"A few showers will move in early on Wednesday," Bridges said.

The high on Wednesday will hit 70 degrees.

Temperatures will only warm into the upper 60s for Thursday, but then another warmup is headed to the region.

"The weekend will be warm and dry as Bike Week begins," Bridges said.

High temperatures in the mid-70s are forecast for Saturday and Sunday.

And remember, we "spring forward" early Sunday morning, so don't forget to adjust your clocks.

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