Showers, cooler temperatures hit Central Florida

Fire threat continues into weekend in Orlando area

ORLANDO, Fla. - A weak front moves through Central Florida Wednesday morning, bringing some rain showers and cooler temperatures.

"By late morning, the rain ends and winds kick up," said Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges, who added that rain chances won't return until next week.

Gusts near 30 miles per hour, coupled with dry conditions despite the morning rain, lead to a high fire danger into the weekend.  For the last week, brush fires have burned across Central Florida, scorching thousands of acres and destroying more than two dozen structures, including 10 homes in Marion County.

Highs on Wednesday will reach 67 degrees in Orlando, and overnight lows will cool into the 30s for parts of the region.

Thursday's high will be 70 degrees, and a warmup then follows into the weekend.

Temperatures will in the mid- and upper 70s on Saturday and Sunday.

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