Nice day on tap in Orlando area, but stormy weekend shaping up

Highs to reach mid-70s across Central Florida


ORLANDO, Fla. – After a cool start Friday in Central Florida, high temperatures will reach the mid-70s, making for a very comfortable day.

"Once again, we are starting off in the 40s and 50s across Central Florida," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "As of 4:09 a.m., Gainesville was in the 30s. There’s a chance we could drop into the upper 30s in northern and central Marin County."

There will be plenty of sunshine Friday as high pressure continues to dominate the forecast.

Expect a high of 75 degrees in Orlando. The average high on this date is 74.

"We will gradually increase high temperatures near 80 on Saturday and Sunday, ahead of a new front," Bridges said.

Rain chances will be 10 percent on Saturday before jumping to 80 percent on Sunday.

"Some storms could be severe, with strong winds, lightning and heavy rain by Sunday afternoon," Bridges said.

Behind the front, another cooldown will reach the region.

Highs will be in the mid-60s on Monday and the low 60s on Tuesday.

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