Highs climb into 70s in Orlando area, but strong storms likely on way

Rain chances stand at 80 percent Friday

Strong storms are likely Friday in Central Florida.
Strong storms are likely Friday in Central Florida.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Thursday will be a decent weather day across Central Florida as the region transitions from cold air to stormy skies.

There's a 20 to 30 percent chance of rain Thursday, with a high of 72 in Orlando.

"A new front arrives Friday, with increasing rain at 80 percent through the day," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.

Orlando will see a high of 79 on Friday and 74 on Saturday, when rain chances taper off to 40 percent.

Cooler air arrives Sunday, with highs in the upper 60s and morning lows in the 50s.

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