High to hit 80 in Orlando, but changes are on the way

Cold front to drop temperatures in Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. – Thursday will be breezy, cloudy and mild in Central Florida, but changes are on the way.

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"We are pinpointing a brand new front that will move through Central Florida, mainly through the afternoon hours," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "The  front will not bring severe weather, but it will bring a 20 percent coverage of rain, mainly late in the afternoon."

Winds will pick up ahead of the front, with gusts out of the southwest at 25 mph.

"Grab a jacket heading out the door, but you won't need it for very long as we warm all the way up to 80 degrees for the afternoon high," Bridges said.

The average afternoon high in Orlando on this date is 72.

Friday's high will reach 67 degrees behind the front.

Morning lows will be in the 40s across the region through the weekend, with afternoon highs in the 60s.

"Most of Saturday and Sunday will only be in the 50s as we reach the low 60s by mid-afternoon," Bridges said. "A secondary boundary will reinforce the cool air through the weekend and next week as we see a 40 percent coverage of rain on Sunday, which is when the Pro Bowl will be played in Orlando."

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