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Central Florida moves closer to breaking high temperature record

Record high of 99 set in 1949

Central Florida is moving closer to breaking high temperature records on Friday.

The big story will be the heat for the coming days. The average high in Orlando is 92.

Expect a high of 96 on Friday, with feels-like temperatures at 105 degrees. The record high in Orlando is 99 degrees set in 1949.

Highs remain in the mid-90s through the weekend.

Meanwhile, rain chances will be at 30 percent through the afternoon as the West Coast Seabreeze fires up and moves from west to east.

"The coverage of rain will not be widespread but there will be a few embedded thunderstorms," said News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges.

Rain chances remain low at 20 percent on Saturday and 30 percent on Sunday.

Tracking the tropics, there are two waves in the Atlantic ,one off the coast of Africa with a 40 percent chance of development within the next five days.

There is another wave headed closer to the lesser Antilles by the weekend with a 30 percent chance of development within the next five days.

"Both waves will have a difficult time organizing because of different factors," Bridges said. "The wave closer to Africa has coast will encounter some Saharan dust, while the wave closer to the Lesser Antilles is moving so quickly it will have a difficult time generating enough energy to develop in the coming days."

Stay tuned and have a great Friday.
 


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