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Rain goes away -- for a day -- in Central Florida

Orlando to see high temperature in low 80s

ORLANDO, Fla. – After days of heavy rain across Central Florida, the chance of wet weather on Wednesday takes a big drop.

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"A large high-pressure system will continue to build in while sliding out over the western Atlantic. Winds around the high will begin to veer from the east, keeping a moderate risk of rip currents along the beaches in place," News 6 meteorologist Candace Campos said. "Drier air associated with this weather pattern will keep rain chance coverage minimal, between 10 to 20 percent."

Highs in the Orlando area will remain near average, in the upper 70s to low 80s.

"Winds will continue to slide from the south, which will not only warm highs near 90 degrees by the end of the week, but also increase afternoon rain chances to 40 percent," Campos said.

Going into the weekend, a front will push into Central Florida, bringing an extensive area of clouds and showers across the region.

"The forecast calls for a likely chance of showers and storms, with highs ranging from the mid- to lower 80s," Campos said. "Keep an eye out for  a few strong storms with gusty winds, locally heavy rain and lightning strikes."

Highs will drop into the upper 70s Sunday, with mostly dry conditions.
 


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