Hot temperatures expected across Central Florida

Orlando area to see increased rain chances over weekend


ORLANDO, Fla. – There will be one more dangerously hot day across Central Florida as we reach the mid-90s.

The average high in Orlando is 88.  We will make it up to 94 for the afternoon high on Thursday.

Rain chances will remain low, at only 10 percent, as dry air is still in place.

The record high for this date is 98 set back in 1921. So we won’t quite reach record heat but will be about 4 degrees shy of it into the afternoon hours with the feels-like temperature close to 100 degrees. We can’t stress it enough if you’re outside for long take frequent breaks and drink lots of water.

Rain chances do you increase slightly by Friday with increased moisture in the atmosphere from a developing area of low pressure to our south. 

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Expect a 30 percent coverage of rain on Friday and a high of 92.

Rain chances increased considerably for Saturday and for Sunday at 60 percent , all as an area of low pressure develops over Cuba and moves north. The system does have the eye of the hurricane center. With a 40 percent chance of development within the next five days this is the system we will be watching closely.

This area of low pressure will likely not develop into anything major when you consider hurricanes. But it could get the name Nate and bring considerable rain to Central Florida for the weekend on into parts of next week. Of course this will likely cause big issues as many of our rivers and waterways are at capacity. Flooding concerns will be a big factor through the weekend and next week as tropical moisture moves in from the south.

Maria Andalee both continue to be hurricanes. Maria is a Category 1 with winds at 75 mph moving northeast at 7 mph.

Lee is a category two hurricane wins at 110 mph moving north northwest at 7 mph both hurricanes will stay out to sea but will likely impact Bermuda as they combine energy and moisture.

Rain chances for central Florida will be at 60 percent for Saturday and Sunday as well as Monday rain chances eventually taper off by the end of next week high temperatures will be in the upper 80s for Saturday and the mid-80s for Sunday into next week.

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