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Temperatures dip below freezing in Ocala


ORLANDO, Fla. – A cold blast of air swooped into Central Florida early Thursday, dropping temperatures below freezing for parts of the region.

"Now that the colder air has moved in behind the front, temperatures are dropping into the 30s and 40s," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "In Ocala, temperatures reached 31 at 6 a.m. and could dip a bit further."

Orlando will see a low early Thursday in upper 30s. The record low in Orlando on this date is 35, set in 1898.

The high will reach 70, with mostly sunny skies. The average high on this date is 74. Wednesday's high was 62.

Overnight lows will be in the upper 40s.

Friday's high will be 73.

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Rain chances return Saturday at 20 percent, with a high near 80. 

There's an 80 percent chance of rain on Sunday, with a high of 78.

Another blast of cool air will hit the region on Monday and Tuesday.

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