Dry, hot weather continues to roast Central Florida

'Feels like' temperature could reach 105 in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – Near-record heat will again blanket Central Florida on Thursday, the sixth consecutive day with 90-plus degree temperatures.

Orlando will reach a high of 97, with no chance of rain. The average high is 90. The record high is 100, set in 1945. The "feels like" temperature will be 100 to 105 degrees.

"Once again, high pressure is dominating the forecast," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "It expands over all of Florida and the southeastern U.S., acting as a brick wall and blocking storms from building."

Highs will be in the mid-90s through the weekend. 

Rain chances increase to 20-30% Friday through Sunday.

By the middle of next week, highs will be in the low 90s and rain chances ramp up to 40%.

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