73ºF

Heat index soars to 105; fireworks forecast looking good

Orlando to flirt with record high on Fourth of July

ORLANDO, Fla. – Expect another hot summer day Tuesday across Central Florida, with a chance of sea breeze storms.

Highs will max out in the mid-90s over the interior locations and lower 90s along the coast. Heat indices will reach about 105 degrees.

There's a 30-40% chance of rain.

"Expect the greatest storm chances down the spine of the Florida Peninsula from 5 to 9 p.m. as the two sea breeze boundaries collide," News 6 meteorologist Candace Campos. "Storms will linger into the early evening, followed by gradual clearing by sundown."

A ridge of high pressure over the eastern Gulf of Mexico will move into Central Florida by Wednesday or Thursday.

"This will generate a light to moderate north-northeast flow across Central Florida, with even lower rain chances," Campos said. "Rain coverage will drop to 20-30%, with highs in the lower 90s."

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But what about the Fourth of July forecast?

"Fireworks at the Fountain at Lake Eola is looking great," Campos said. "Highs will reach 97, with a 30% chance of rain."

The record high on the Fourth is 98, set in 1936.

Watch News 6 for more weather news.

 


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