Central Florida to see scorcher; tropics stay active

Heat index to reach 105 degrees in Orlando area

ORLANDO, Fla. – Central Florida will flirt with record highs Monday.

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"With drier air in place we can expect more heat," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "The heat will be the big story in the coming days as we reach 95 degrees for the high on Monday, with the 'feels like' temperature at 105.

The record in Orlando on this date is 100 degrees, set in 1980.

"We tied the record in Daytona Beach on Sunday at 96 degrees," Bridges said. "That was set back in 1941."

Rain chances will be 20 percent in Orlando on Monday.

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Temperatures will again be in the mid-90s again on Tuesday.

"Expect rain chances to be at 40 percent from Tuesday through the weekend," Bridges said.

Tracking the tropics

"A tropical depression formerly known as TS Fiona will die and stay out to sea, but we're watching two more waves out in the open Atlantic," Bridges said.

A system just south of the Cape Verde Islands has a 90 percent chance of development within the next five days.

"One closer to home, likely moving to the lesser Antilles in the next couple of days, has a 40 percent chance of development," Bridges said. "That system could move closer to Florida."


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