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Sweltering heat continues to blanket Central Florida

'Feels like' temperatures reach 105 in Orlando area

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Central Florida is set for yet another extremely hot day, with "feels like" temperatures well above 100 degrees and chance of storms.

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"We are pinpointing more sea breeze storms into the afternoon on Tuesday," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "Expect to 30 percent coverage of storms Tuesday and Wednesday."

Storm coverage will increase to 40 percent on Thursday and Friday.

"For the weekend, expect another 30 percent coverage of showers and storms into the afternoon hours," Bridges said. "The sea breeze storms will bring strong winds, rain and lightning across Central Florida, but it will not be widespread."

Afternoon high temperatures remain near records in the mid- and upper 90s across Central Florida.

The record high on this day in Orlando is 99 degrees, set in 1892. Melbourne's record high is 97, set in 1987. Daytona Beach hit 100 in 1980.

"Expect 'feels like' temperatures to reach 105 degrees in much of Central Florida for the next couple days," Bridges said.

Expect high temperatures to remain in the mid-90s through the weekend.


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