Big weather changes coming to Central Florida

Cooler air to invade Orlando area

ORLANDO, Fla. - Central Floridians should brace for changes as a new cold front will soon drop temperatures into the 30s and 40s.

First, however, the Orlando area will flirt with record-high temperatures, reaching 86 degrees on Wednesday afternoon.  The record high for Orlando is 88 degrees set in 1923.

"The front moves in overnight, bringing rain Wednesday into Thursday and much cooler air," Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.  "We'll only warm to 65 degrees on Thursday, and we'll feel 30s and 40s by Friday morning."

By Super Bowl weekend, temperatures will warm into the low to mid-70s.

So far this month, afternoon highs have been warmer than normal for 23 days.  The temperature in Orlando this month has averaged 66.1 degrees.  The normal is 59.2.  Our warmest January on record was in 1974 when the average temperature was 71.6.  This will likely be the 11th warmest January on record.

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