Forecast: Hot as a firecracker in Central Florida

Storms possible in Orlando area; high temperature to feel like 105

ORLANDO, Fla. – This week will be scorching hot in Central Florida, but rain chances are on the decline.

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"Rain chances will be lower this week as we head into the Fourth of July and the days after," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. 

Expect of 30 percent coverage of afternoon showers and storms in the Orlando area, Bridges said.

"Most rain comes to an end before 9 o'clock," Bridges said. "That will be just in time for Fireworks at the Fountain at downtown Orlando's beautiful Lake Eola."

The high temperature in Orlando will reach 94 degrees on the Fourth of July, with "feels like" temperatures hitting 105.

There's a 20 percent chance of rain Wednesday through Saturday.

High temperatures will reach 95 from Tuesday through Friday, but it will feel like temperatures are in the triple digits.

"If you have to work out in the heat or you're just out having a good time, make sure you drink lots of water and find the shade to take frequent breaks," Bridges said.


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