Central Florida to see very hot day with sea breeze storms

Orlando 'feels like' temperature to hit 100-105

ORLANDO, Fla. – Another very hot day is on tap in Central Florida.

"High pressure will remain across the southern section of Central Florida, producing a light southwesterly flow across the area," News 6 meteorologist Candace Campos said. "An increase in moisture will help generate a little more convection compared to Wednesday."

There will be a 40-50 percent coverage area inland, near the I-4 corridor, where the sea breezes are expected to collide Thursday afternoon.

"Even with the enhanced risk of rain, temperatures should still be able to rise quickly through the morning and early afternoon, with highs reaching the low 90s along the coast and mid-90s further inland," Campos said. "These hot temperatures, combined with the added humidity, will produce a heat index of 100-105 degrees."

Lingering showers and storms will be possible into the early evening as rain slowly tracks east-northeast toward Volusia and Brevard counties. Otherwise, expect most of the activity to die down by midnight as lows cool into the mid- to low 70s.

"A ribbon of drier-than-normal air will migrate over the area on Friday and Saturday, limiting rain while also enhancing the heat," Campos said.

A weak frontal boundary will begin to enter the area by the end of the weekend, increasing the risk for unsettled weather. Current model runs show a 60 percent chance of rain with widespread cloud cover.

"This combination will keep highs below average, in the upper 80s," Campos said.

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