Temps rise, rain chances fall in Central Florida

Orlando area to see highs in upper 80s

ORLANDO, Fla. – Warm temperatures return to Central Florida on Thursday, with highs over the next couple of days soaring into the upper 80s.

"A large ridge of high pressure remains the main dominating weather pattern over the far western Atlantic. This setup will keep us under a strong southerly wind flow, dragging in a warm and humid air mass," News 6 meteorologist Candace Campos said.

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Highs through Friday will remain well above average -- near 90 degrees -- with rain chances remaining minimal at 10 to 20 percent, Campos said.

"Our next rain maker will approach with another strong spring front," Campos said. "The cold front is forecast to move from the Big Bend in the morning to Central Florida by late Saturday evening."

Extensive cloudiness and scattered showers will move toward northern areas in the morning and reach southern sections by late afternoon. 

"Models indicate the front will push south of Florida on Sunday afternoon, with post-frontal clouds and some showers lingering across far southern neighborhoods, before ending around midday," she said.

Cooler temperatures will arrive after that.

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