Central Florida to see another hot, dry day, but rain is on the way

Rain expected to arrive for parts of region starting Friday

By Troy Bridges - Meteorologist

ORLANDO, Fla. - Wednesday will be warm and breezy in Central Florida.

The high is expected to reach 91 in Orlando. The average high on this date is 89. The record high is 97, set in 1915.

"We are pinpointing lots of dry air in the mid- and upper levels of the atmosphere, but there is moisture at the surface that will translate into morning foggy in some spots," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "High pressure will continue to dominate, leading to sinking air and low rain chances for at least the next two days."

Rain chances return at 30 percent on Friday before jumping to 40 percent on Saturday and Sunday. Rain chances linger into Tuesday as tropical moisture works in from the Bahamas.

"We have a front that will approach early next week, as well as an easterly wave that moves in with more tropical moisture," Bridges said. "This will not develop into a tropical system, per se, but it will bring more moisture and lead to more rain chances for the start of next week."

Orlando is 9.11 inches below the average rainfall total for the year.

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