Warm weekend on tap in Central Florida

Rain expected in Orlando next week


ORLANDO, Fla. – Highs will stay in the mid-70s in Central Florida though the weekend, but rain chances are headed to the region next week.

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"More moisture is streaming in from the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, leading to more clouds early in the morning," Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.  "Those added clouds are leading to a milder start across Central Florida as temperatures are in the 40s and 50s rather than the 30s."

High clouds, made of ice crystals where the air is colder, will be on the increase for Friday afternoon.  The sun will filter through the clouds to warm into temperatures into the low 70s.

The average high in Orlando is 72 degrees.

Rain chances stand at 30 percent on Sunday and will increase with an unsettled pattern into next week.

Rain chances will stay at 50 percent Monday through early in the day on Christmas Eve.

"There's only slight rain chances for Christmas," Bridges said.

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