ORLANDO, Fla. -

A cold front is expected to soon bring big changes to Central Florida.

After reaching the 80s for the last several days, the high temperature on Thursday will hit 76 degrees.  Then, the changes occur, Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.

"Clouds will build and winds will gust near 30 mph.  Expect a 30 percent coverage of rain into the afternoon," Bridges said.

Temperatures will drop into the 50s Thursday evening.

"By early Friday morning, we'll start in the 30s for Marion County and it will be in the low to mid-40s for much of the rest of Central Florida," Bridges said.

There's a slight chance of rain on Friday, with the high reaching 67 degrees.

The weekend will be dry with highs in the mid-70s, Bridges said.