ORLANDO, Fla. – An intense midterm election isn't the only thing bringing the heat this week. Near-record temperatures are expected Wednesday in the Orlando area.
The heat is sticking around after a rather warm start to the week, according to News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges.
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"Yesterday in Sanford we reached a high of 87 degrees, tying the record set back in 2015," Bridges said.
A high of 89 degrees is expected Wednesday. The record high in Orlando for Wednesday's date was set at 92 degrees in 1922.
Here is how close we will be to records today! pic.twitter.com/OLWGSK9iDR— Troy Bridges (@TroyNews6) November 7, 2018
There won't be much rain in the forecast to bring relief from the heat.
"Rain chances will be minimal, at only 20 percent Wednesday and 30 percent Thursday, with rain chances continuing at 20 percent for Friday and Saturday," Bridges said.
On Veterans Day Sunday, a 30 percent chance of rain and a high of 80 degrees is expected. Rain chances increase by Monday to 40 percent with a high of 82 degrees, according to Bridges.
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There's currently no threats in the tropics. Hurricane season officially ends Nov. 30.