Central Florida flirts with record highs

Orlando to see high in upper 80s

ORLANDO, Fla. – Central Florida will flirt with near-record heat on Wednesday.

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"As high pressure continues to dominate the forecast and winds coming out of the south-southeast, we can expect extreme heat," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.

The high will reach at least 88 in Orlando. The record is 90, set in 1918.

"We will also be close to records in other areas," he said.

Daytona Beach can expect a high of 85, one shy of the record set in 1971.

Melbourne will reach a high of 85. The record is 87, set in 2012.

"Rain chances are out of the forecast altogether for Wednesday," Bridges said. "Rain chances do return to the forecast on Thursday at 30 percent as a new front moves in."

Thursday's high will be 82.

"Behind the front, Friday will be cooler," he said. "Expect a high of 72 on Friday and Saturday and mid-70s on Sunday, with no rain."

Morning lows will be in the 50s on Saturday and Sunday.

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