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Summer in February? Temps to soar into upper 80s

Orlando could flirt with record highs over next couple of days

ORLANDO, Fla. – Upper 80s in February?  Yep.

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"Now that we've begun to see a big area of high pressure pushing off to our north and northeast, winds will continue to come out of the southeast," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "The winds won't be as strong as Monday, but they will be strong enough to bring in the warm air from the south."

The average high on this date in Orlando is 76 degrees.

"We will be 10 degrees warmer than that on Tuesday," Bridges said.

The record high on this date is 89, set in 1929.

"Wednesday will be even warmer, near 88," Bridges said.

Rain chances stay out of the forecast until Thursday.

"We will see a 30 percent coverage of rain Thursday afternoon and a high of 82 degrees ahead of a front," he said. "This front will bring a cooldown of 10 degrees by Friday."

Fridays high will be 72.

Rain stays out of the forecast into the upcoming weekend, with highs staying in the 70s. Morning lows will be in the 50s behind the front.

Watch News 6 for more on this story.


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