Central Florida gears up for major cooldown

Cold weather blast to hit Orlando area this weekend

ORLANDO, Fla. - March in Florida is typically associated with Spring Break, but the month is going to start with a touch of winter.

Low temperatures in the 30s and 40s are expected in Central Florida over the weekend.

After warming into the mid-70s on Thursday, Friday's high temperatures will only reach the mid-60s, with winds gusting to 20 mph.

Temperatures will only reach the low 60s for highs on Saturday after starting out in the mid-40s.

Sunday morning will be even colder, with parts of Central Florida dipping into the 30s.

By Sunday afternoon, temperatures will only warm into the upper 50s for most of Central Florida.

High temps in the mid-70s won't return until the middle of next week.

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