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Orlando to flirt with record-high temperatures

Highs expected to reach 94 degrees

ORLANDO, Fla. – Central Florida will flirt with record-setting heat on Tuesday.

"We are pinpointing more dry air in the mid- and upper levels of the atmosphere," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "That will translate into very little rain across Central Florida."

Expect a 10 percent chance of rain through Thursday.

The high temperature in Orlando will reach 94 degrees. The record is 95, set in 1980. 

The average high on this date is 85.

The "feels like" temperature will reach 105.

Rain chances increase to 40 percent on Friday and 50 percent on Saturday and Sunday.

"With higher rain chances for the end of the week, temperatures will be closer to normal, in the mid- to upper 80s," Bridges said.

Tracking the tropics

Hurricane Maria has winds of 80 mph and is moving north at 7 mph off the Carolina coast.

"Maria is a Category 1 hurricane and will stay out to sea, but will continue to bring a rip current risk as well as high seas along the entire eastern seaboard, including our coast," Bridges said.

Hurricane Lee has winds of 90 mph and is moving west-southwest at 8 mph in the open Atlantic.

Lee will stay away from land altogether.

Watch News 6 for updates.


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