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Slight cool down expected before Christmas Day

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ORLANDO, Fla. – After another very warm day across Central Florida, temperatures Wednesday night will gradually cool into the mid-to low 60s with some areas of patchy fog redeveloping.

A large and strong ridge of high pressure will continue to slide south ahead of an approaching weakening cold front. Models are in agreement with the timing of Thursday's front, expecting it to settle into Central Florida early in the day with only a thin band of showers ahead of it. The front will stall out across Lake Okeechobee by early evening.

There should not be any significant cool down with this system. Highs are still forecast to sit in the upper 70s to low 80s Friday and into the weekend.

Above-normal temperatures will continue through the end of the week and into the weekend. Highs will remain in the upper 70s to low 80s, with lows barely escaping the low 60s. Rain chances will be minimal after Thursday. Fog development each morning will be lively in the hours just before sunrise, especially over interior areas.

A stronger front will move through the area Sunday night into Christmas. Along this front, expect a slight chance of showers late Sunday and into Christmas morning. Behind the front, a breeze will kick up and temperatures will cool down. Highs will remain in the upper 60s to low 70s.

There are still some model discrepancies on the timing of the passage of the front, so keep it tuned to News6 for the latest updated and model runs.


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