What's with the mid-80s in mid-February? Warmup expected to linger

Sanford sets record high of 86 degrees


ORLANDO, Fla. – Clouds, warm air and humid conditions will be the story of the week in the Orlando area.

Sanford reached 86 degrees Monday, topping the record of 85, set in 1994, 2004 and 2013, according to the National Weather Service.

Expect a high of 86 degrees in Orlando, with a 30 percent coverage of showers. The average high in Orlando on this date is 74. The record high is 88, set in 1939.

Sunday's high was 87, one degree shy of the record set in 1921.

High temperatures will be in the low to mid-80s Tuesday through the weekend, with morning lows in the 60s.

The chance of rain will be 30 percent on Tuesday.

"Drier air works in Wednesday through the weekend, with rain chances out of the forecast during that time," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.

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