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Major weather changes in store for central Florida

Sunday will be windy with temps dropping

ORLANDO, Fla. – Some major weather changes are in store for central Florida on Sunday.

Now that the rain has cleared out of the area, the winds are up to bat Sunday with gusts up to 25 mph, with the sustained winds clocking 10-20 mph.

If you’re heading to the beach Sunday, winds will be 5-10 mph or higher with seas 3-5 feet with a small craft advisory. The surf will be 3-5 feet as well with the water temperature at 62 degrees.

The clouds will start to clear keeping it partly sunny, but don’t expect the temperatures to rise. The high Sunday will only reach 72 degrees for most of central Florida.

After sunset Sunday, expect the temperatures to drop, reaching the mid to low 40s during the overnight hours.

Sunday morning saw the chilly air sitting in the panhandle of Florida moving south. It should reach the area sometime Sunday night. The winds will be from the northeast and the wind gust will help bring in the cooler weather and clear out any remaining clouds giving the area clear skies with will help the temperature to drop rapidly.

Overnight lows for Ocala will reach 38 degrees , the Villages will drop to 40 degrees with Orlando and the surround area to drop to 44 degrees. The coast will see slightly warmer temperatures with 43 degrees in Daytona Beach, 52 degrees for Cocoa Beach and 49 degrees in Melbourne.

Dress warm for Monday because the high in central Florida will only reach 63 degrees with a chance of frost in some areas. The high for the week will be next Saturday only reaching 73 degrees. Rains return for Thursday and Friday. It looks like the Florida winter has finally arrived.