Moderate temperatures, high winds for Easter weekend

Sunday will be clear, sunny, with slight chill in air

(Tee Taylor, News 6)

ORLANDO, Fla. – After a strong cold front that brought severe thunderstorms Friday, the weekend looks much better, according to News 6 meteorologist Samara Cokinos.

We started Saturday 10 to 20 degrees cooler than Friday morning, in the mid- to upper 50s and low 60s.

"A lot of people are expected to hit the beaches this weekend and beach officials will be flying the red flag all weekend." Cokinos said. "Remember to swim safe if you decide to take a dip in the 70-degree water."

Boaters should use caution this weekend. The gusty winds will make the Intracoastal choppy, with seas between 5 and 6 feet.

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The area only reached 75 degrees Saturday, which is 8 degrees below the normal temperature of 83 degrees.

There will be some rather cool temperatures overnight. Saturday night's lows will range from 50 degrees in Ocala to 52 degrees in Palm Bay and 53 degrees in Orlando.

Sunday's sunrise will occur at 6:52 a.m. on the beaches and at 6:55 a.m. in Orlando. It will be clear and sunny, with a slight chill in the air.

"For the remainder of Sunday, egg-cellent," News 6 meteorologist Danny Treanor said. "Lots of sunshine and temperatures in the high 70s. Winds will back down from Saturday."

The week ahead looks quiet with gradual warming and will be rain-free until Thursday and Friday, when the next system heads our way.

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