Blazing heat dominates weekend in Central Florida

Showers will begin to pop up by noon Sunday

ORLANDO, Fla. – Storms over northern zones Saturday evening continue to lose a lot of energy are beginning to fizzle out.

Overnight will be fairly quiet. Most areas will remain dry, but there could some light rain over northern Marion County before midnight.

Lows will fall to between 76 and 78 degrees.

On Sunday, the first half of the day will be mainly dry and heating up fast.

Highs will be back near 94 degrees with feels-like temperatures back in the triple digits for several hours.

Showers will begin to pop up by noon, and then expect thunderstorms in the second half of the day.

The main thing to remember with passing storms is that there will be heavy rain, frequent lightning and strong winds, at times gusting near 50 mph.

Most of the action will fade away in the evening and then return each afternoon for the upcoming workweek.

Beachgoers: Get your time on the sand in early! Look for storms to move in from the west around 2-3 p.m. Otherwise, the heat will be the biggest worry with heat index values back in the triple digits.

Remember to take a break out of the direct sunshine and to stay hydrated to prevent heat-related illness. It can settle in quickly!

Tropical update


There is good news in the tropics for now. No development is expected through the middle of August. Don't let your guard down, however. On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its in-season forecast, which calls for an above-average year.

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