Some weather changes are headed to Orlando area this week: You ready?
ORLANDO, Fla. – Sunday night will be cool enough for jackets, but not as cold as it has been, meteorologist Samara Cokinos said. Lows will settle in the mid to upper 50s with a few clouds overhead eventually fading away. Changes are headed to the Orlando area, with a cold front situated over Texas making its way slowly toward the Sunshine State. It will remain sunny in the low to mid 80s for the start of the work week, but beginning Tuesday, rain chances return. For the end of the week heading into next weekend, expect highs in the mid to low 60s.
Very warm weekend at the parks
ORLANDO, Fla.- – Most of the day will be dry, but a rogue shower is possible later in the afternoon. The temperatures will be the big story through the day with highs climbing into the mid 80s. Most of the day will feature a mix of sun and clouds. It will be mild for fireworks Saturday evening with temperatures staying in the 70s.
Cooler, drier air moves in to Orlando area
ORLANDO, Fla. – Severe thunderstorms made their way across central Florida on Saturday, prompting warnings from the National Weather Service. The NWS issued a tornado warning for Lake County. Now that all the stormy weather is out of the way, the cooler and drier air will continue to move in Saturday night. While it won’t be as gusty, the 10-15 mph wind will add some bite to the chilly air moving in. Seas will build up to 8 feet or higher as the northwest wind gusts to near 40 knots or more.
Heavy rain moves in Sunday, Monday in Orlando area
For the first half of the day the majority of the rounds of rain that move in will be located mainly north of the Orlando metro area. As the day wears on Sunday, the rain will fill in across the rest of central Florida. During the day, expect rounds of moderate rainfall with pockets of heavy rain possible. Rainfall amounts:A widespread 1-3″ of rain is possible from the light rain Saturday through the heavier rain Sunday and Monday. Isolated 4-6″ of rain will be possible across a very narrow corridor of Central Florida.
Warm air will dominate start of workweek, but wild temperature swing comes Wednesday
Patchy fog is possible through sunrise on Monday, so don’t be surprised if you run into areas of fog on your morning commute. Highs return to the mid-80s, well above average for this time of year. Highs on Tuesday will still reach the low 80s, but behind the front on Wednesday, temps take a big tumble. Highs only return to the low 60s, a difference of about 20 degrees. Rain chances return for the weekend.
After stormy start to the weekend, Orlando-area weather conditions calm down
ORLANDO, Fla. – After a very stormy start to the day complete with a tornado, everything has settled down and will remain that way -- at least, for a few days, meteorologist Samara Cokinos said Saturday. High pressure will continue to strengthen, which keeps the atmosphere stable and moisture to a minimum. This, in addition to a cool west to northwest breeze, will send temperatures into the upper 40s over the northern counties, Cokinos said. Fog will be possible over northern zones, including NW Volusia and portions of Lake, Sumter, Marion, and Flagler counties. By Monday, we’re back in the low 80s with rain chances picking up Tuesday with the next approaching cold front.
Severe weather threat over: Here’s what to expect for rest of weekend
ORLANDO, Fla. – Sunshine will increase through the rest of the morning behind a cold front responsible for sparking severe weather earlier Saturday morning. Temperatures with sunshine top out in the mid- to upper 70s Saturday afternoon. With a light breeze, the 60s return for the evening before temperatures fall into the 50s overnight. [RELATED: Strong storms push through Central Florida | Possible tornado knocks out power, leaves behind damage in Flagler County]Sunshine dominates Sunday and the unseasonably warm temperatures return Monday and Tuesday before a huge drop in the temperatures Wednesday and Thursday. Rain chances increase again Tuesday evening ahead of that front.
Warmup continues into the weekend, 80s next week
Under mainly sunny skies to start, highs climb into the mid 70s. Clouds will go on the increase later in the day with rain chances increasing slightly Sunday. Above average warmth continues as we head back to the low 80s for a few days. This will help bump up rain chances to 30% and eventually to 50% by the end of the workweek. That’s going to be the focus for the higher rain chances Thursday and Friday.
Weather improves Thursday, but still not ideal for SpaceX launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Weather was to blame for SpaceX scrubbing Wednesday’s launch attempt. The launch has been rescheduled for 12:29 p.m. Thursday. Strong upper-level winds was one of the factors for Wednesday’s launch being scrubbed and they will remain strong Thursday afternoon. SpaceX plans to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral with a cargo Dragon spaceship filled with several tons of supplies and science experiments bound for the International Space Station. High seas and gusty winds also played a role in scrubbing Wednesday’s launch.
Coldest air of the season blasts in Monday night
Showers will begin just after 10 p.m. Sunday night over northern zones and move toward the south and southeast fading away before dawn Monday. Lows overnight will stay in the upper 50s and low 60s with rain picking up late under mainly cloudy skies. These will be some of the coldest temperatures have been so far this season. With the strong northwest wind still in play Monday night, much of central Florida will feel like the 30s. Beach Forecast:For boaters, a small craft advisory has been extended through Monday morning for strong winds and rough seas.
Rain moves into parts of Central Florida, but not for long
ORLANDO, Fla. – Rain is moving into our northwestern zones as of Saturday night. Rain will continue to move toward the south and even the southeast toward the coast by early Sunday morning. On Sunday morning, most of the rain will be along the Brevard County coastline and clear out by mid-morning. Temperatures will rise to the upper 60s and low 70s with a cool northwest wind in place. As we head into the upcoming work week, temperatures will start off mild in the low 70s and be back near 80 by the Thanksgiving holiday.
January-like feel continues Sunday
That set a new record low high for the day. Sanford also has a new record cool high temp for the day, coming in at 54 degrees. The last time it was the coolest on this day was in 1970 when the high was 64 degrees. The cool trend continues through midweek, and then we are back to the 80s by Friday. Beach Forecast:The dangerous weekend at the beach continues with a high rip current threat, high surf and the potential for coastal flooding.
Coolest afternoon since March coming to Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla- – Clouds stay locked in and the breeze stays elevated behind a cold front delivering January-like weather to the region. Highs for most of Central Florida will be held in the 60s. Other than a stray shower along the coast, Central Florida will be dry. A high rip current risk and rough seas will last at least through the weekend. Tropical Update:There are currently no named storms and no development is expected over the next five days.