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Sea breezes could bring strong storms to Central Florida

Orlando 'feels like' temperature to hit 100

ORLANDO, Fla. – Sea breeze storms are expected through the holiday weekend in Central Florida.

"We will be pinpointing scattered showers and thunderstorms as we heat up a humid, unstable atmosphere," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.

Rain chances begin around 1 p.m. Friday.

"We will have some stronger storms possible for the afternoon drive," Bridges said. "Those storms will be right along I-4 and continue to move from east to west as they interact with the west coast sea breeze. Some storms could get stronger by 8 p.m."

Orlando saw a high of 89 on Thursday. The average high on this date is 91. Friday's high will be 93, with a "feels like" temperature of 100.

Officially, no rain fell in Orlando on Thursday, putting the yearly deficit at 10.12 inches.

Temperatures will be in the low and mid-90s through the weekend, with the rain chance at 60 percent on Saturday and Sunday.

"For the Fourth of July on Tuesday, rain chances will be at 60 percent, with highs in the low 90s," Bridges said. 

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