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'Feels like' temps to flirt with 110 degrees in Central Florida

Rain chances remain low Friday in Orlando area

ORLANDO, Fla. – Low rain chances and high humidity will lead to "feels like" temperatures near 110 degrees on Friday in Central Florida.

"A large ridge of high pressure will begin to shift south of the area as a frontal boundary moves into the southeast part of the U.S.," News 6 meteorologist Candace Campos said. "A deep westerly flow will continue across the area, bringing in much drier air in the mid- to upper levels of the atmosphere. This setup will lead to lower rain chances."

The chance of rain in the Orlando area will be 20 to 30 percent, Campos said.

Daytime highs will reach the mid-90s over much of the area, including the coast. Heat index values will range from 105 to 110 degrees.

"A relatively strong front for this time of the year will dig into the Southeast states," Campos said. "Ahead of this system, models are showing an enhanced coverage of clouds and rain starting on Sunday."

Rain chances jump to 60 to 70 percent.

"The increased rain chances and clouds will help tone down the summer heat. Highs are expected to sit in the upper 80s for most of next week," Campos said.

Pinpointing the tropics

A large area of disturbed weather associated with a broad low pressure system is located in the far eastern Atlantic, about 800 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

"Slow development is possible over the next five days while the system tracks westward," she said.

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The National Hurricane Center said there's a 30 percent chance of potential development throughout the next week.

Watch News 6 for updates.


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