Orlando ties record temperature of 100 degrees

Temps at OIA hit 100 degrees, tying record previously set in July 1998

By Michelle Dendy - Web Editor

ORLANDO, Fla. - The heat wave gripping Central Florida will not end anytime soon as Local 6 tracks near record-breaking temperatures in Orlando.

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Temperatures at Orlando International Airport hit 100 degrees Friday just after 4 p.m., tying the record of 100 degrees, which was previously set in July 1998.

"It's just 3 degrees from the all time high ever of 103," said Local 6 Chief Meteorologist Tom Sorrells. "It is the seventh day in a row of above-average temperatures."

Meanwhile, severe thunderstorm warnings were issued throughout Central Florida as storms moved through the region.

Highs will remain in the mid- to upper 90s into next week. There's a 40 percent chance of rain on Father's Day.

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