Slightly cooler temperatures invade Central Florida

Highs back in 80s for weekend in Orlando

Published On: Dec 24 2013 07:38:44 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 11 2013 07:43:52 AM EST

Drier air dipping into Central Florida means a cooler start Wednesday and not as much heat into the afternoon.

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Highs will reach 78 degrees in Orlando on Wednesday.  The average high temperature is 74.

"For the first part of the week, temperatures were in the mid-80s, near records-highs," Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. 

Rain chances will be at 20 percent for Wednesday and Thursday, Bridges said.

Overnight lows for the rest of the week range from the mid-50s to the low 60s.

High temperatures warm into the 80s for the weekend, with rain chances at 40 percent by Sunday.

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