Front brings rain, cooler temperatures to Central Florida

Highs expected in mid-70s in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – If you're tired of the 80s, cooler temperatures have finally arrived in Central Florida.

"Expect cloudy skies Thursday as a front approaches," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "Rain chances will be off and on through the day, with a coverage of 30 percent."

Afternoon high temperatures will be 10 degrees cooler than Wednesday.

"Expect a high of 74 in Orlando on Thursday," Bridges said.  "Rain chances will be at 50 percent on Friday as the front stalls just to our south."

Temperatures will be in the mid-70s -- the average -- again on Friday.

"We did reach some record high temperatures on Wednesday well ahead of the front," said Bridges, adding that Daytona Beach tied the record of 84 set in 1968 and Melbourne reached 86 degrees, breaking the record high set 2009 by one degree.

Rain chances will be lower for the weekend -- 20 percent -- with highs in the upper 70s.


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