Near-record heat, storms in Central Florida forecast

Orlando to see high temperature in mid-90s

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Central Florida forecast again calls for near-record heat and a good chance of sea breeze storms.

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"We will be pinpointing the east coast sea breeze as it pushes inland on Friday," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "As the sea breeze develops after 2 o'clock in the afternoon, we can expect some stronger storms."

Some storms will have winds greater than 50 mph, Bridges said.

"We can also expect heavy rain, the possibility of small hail and some lightning across Central Florida for the drive home around 5 o'clock," Bridges said. "We can expect the same sort of scenario through the weekend."

The coverage will be 40 percent into next week.

Afternoon high temperatures will be in the mid-90s into the weekend. "Feels like" temperatures will remain near triple digits in many spots.

"Some areas will even feel like 105 degrees," Bridges said. "The average afternoon high in Orlando is 92, so we're not that far above the average and not quite at the record highs, which would be in the upper 90s."

The record high for Orlando on Friday is 97 degrees, set in 1961.