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Sunny day on tap in Central Florida

Orlando to see high in low 80s


ORLANDO, Fla. – It will be a bit warmer Tuesday in Central Florida.

"A high pressure system that is currently sitting over Central Florida will slide south, allowing for a more westerly shift of our winds," News 6 meteorologist Candace Campos said. "Overall, the air mass will remain extremely dry, with a little bit of added humidity by the afternoon."

The lighter breeze should allow the east coast sea breeze to develop along the coast and move inland, allowing for highs in the upper 70s along the coast and the low 80s further inland.

Waters will remain at a light chop throughout the day, with a moderate risk of rip currents along all the Atlantic beaches.

Wednesday's high in Orlando will reach the mid-80s.

"We will await the approach of our next weak frontal system by late Wednesday and into Thursday," Campos said. "As the front moves in from the northeast, surging winds behind it will offer increased rain chances for all coastal communities and a slight chance of rain east of I-95."

Rain chances have been elevated to 40 to 50 percent, with an isolated thunderstorm possible. 

The added clouds and rain-cooled air will bring highs back to near normal, in the mid- to upper 70s.

Highs return to the 80s over the weekend, with slight rain chances.

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