Near-record heat hits Central Fla.

Rain expected in Orlando area on Saturday

ORLANDO, Fla. – Temperatures will heat up Friday across Central Florida and flirt with records.

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"Significant sunshine will allow highs to soar well above average," News 6 meteorologist Candace Campos said. "Southerly wind flow will add to the heat, as well as increase moisture throughout the day."

High temperatures will be near 90 degrees for interior locations and upper 80s for coastal communities.

Here are the record highs on this date in Central Florida: 

  • Daytona Beach -- 92, set in 1974
  • Orlando -- 93, 1935
  • Melbourne -- 92, 1975

The heat could bring afternoon rain and storms to parts of Central Florida.

"If you are planning on heading to the beaches, an east swell will produce a moderate risk of rip currents along the east coast beaches," Campos said.

Rain chances increase to 60 to 70 percent Saturday as a new front pushes through. Highs will be in the low and mid-80s.

Overnight lows early Sunday will range from the upper 50s to the lower 60s.

"A few lingering showers are possible for far southern counties in the early morning hours, followed by drier air taking over the area," Campos said.

Highs will remain near average, mid- to upper 70s, by Sunday afternoon.


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