Central Florida could see temperatures drop 47 degrees in 2 days

Temps could reach 87 on Thursday and drop to 40 degrees Saturday

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ORLANDO, Fla. – A topsy-turvy week of weather continues in Central Florida.

Orlando will reach a high near 76 degrees Wednesday, with some rain moving in from the south. Some storms could be strong to severe, with lightning and wind gusts greater than 40 mph possible.

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The average high in Orlando on Feb. 17 is 74. The record high is 88, set in 1944.

Overnight lows will be near 70 degrees.

Thursday will be very warm, with a high soaring near the record of 87 degrees and rain chances will dip to 20%.

Another cold front will roll into Central Florida by the middle of day Friday, producing showers and some thunderstorms.

Temperatures will be below normal for a few days.

The high on Friday will be near 70 degrees, with a 40% chance of showers.

After the front passes, the temperature could hit 40 degrees overnight into Saturday, marking a 47-degree difference from Thursday’s high.

Saturday will be the coolest day in the forecast period, with a high of 63 degrees.

The weekend will be rain-free.

Orlando currently has a rain deficit of 0.86 in 2021.

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