Front to drop Central Florida temperatures into 40s in coming days

Orlando to see highs in 70s from Wednesday through Friday

ORLANDO, Fla. – A front is bringing big changes to the Central Florida forecast.

"The front is moving through Central Florida early Tuesday, with a few leftover morning showers, mainly in Brevard County," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "The showers will be dying out as the morning progresses. We can’t rule out one or two lingering showers for the first half of the day and far southern Brevard County, but most of it will be moving out."

The region will see a mix of clouds and sun, with a high of 83 degrees, which is the average high on this date.

Orlando received 0.14 inches of rain on Monday, putting the yearly surplus at 0.59 inches.

"Temperatures will be much cooler as we head into the next couple of mornings," Bridges said. "Dry air behind the front will lead to temperatures starting off in the mid- and upper 50s across Central Florida by Wednesday morning."

The coldest morning will be Thursday, with temperatures in many areas dipping into the 40s and low 50s.

"Expect another cool morning Friday, with the areas in the mid- and upper 50s," Bridges said.

Afternoon high temperatures will be in the mid-70s on Wednesday.

The highs on Thursday will be in the low 70s.  Friday and Saturday will see highs near 80.

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A second front will keep highs in the 70s next week, too.

Tracking the tropics

"We are pinpointing an area of low pressure in the southwestern Caribbean," Bridges said.

The system has a 10 percent chance of developing over the next two days and a 50 percent chance of development in the next five days.

"This low will try to move north, but will likely be blocked by our front," Bridges said.

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