High temperatures take slight dip in Central Florida

Tropical Storm Cristobal to bring high seas, rip currents to beaches


ORLANDO, Fla. – After the hottest day of the year on Sunday, temperatures will not be quite as hot for the workweek.

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Sunday's high temperature in Orlando reached 98 degrees, one degree shy of the record, set in 1915.

Monday's high will be 92.  The average high is in the low 90s for most of Central Florida.

"More clouds as well as on and off rain throughout the day will aid in lowering afternoon highs," Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.  "Winds will kick up off the ocean waters leading the storms.  Winds will gust near 25 miles per hour as an area of high pressure out to sea will lead to a strong pressure gradient."

Tropical Storm Cristobal has winds of 50 miles per hour and is moving north at 3 miles per hour.

"Models agree with the official track, keeping Cristobal out to sea and away from Florida and the rest of the United States."

As Cristobal moves north, the Central Florida coast will see an increased rip current risk and higher waves.

Drier air moves in for Tuesday and for Wednesday in Central Florida, lowering rain chances to 20 percent through Thursday.

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