ORLANDO, Fla- – The thick clouds overhead didn’t budge On Sunday.
Temperatures were on the chilly side. In Orlando, the high was 57 degrees. That set a new record low high for the day. The last time it was this cold during the day was in 1901 when it hit 58 degrees. Sanford also has a new record cool high temp for the day, coming in at 54 degrees. The last time it was the coolest on this day was in 1970 when the high was 64 degrees. Melbourne was also on the list with the high, reaching 57 degrees. Staying 6 degrees below the coolest in 1983 of 63 degrees.
So, what’s in store for the rest of Sunday? Cloudy and cool sweater weather. Temperatures will continue to fall through the mid to low 50s. Lows will bottom out in the mid 40s to low 50s. It won’t be as breezy as the night goes on.
Monday will be slightly warmer in the low 70s. There will be more sunshine by the afternoon after a cloudy and chilly start to the day.
The cool trend continues through midweek, and then we are back to the 80s by Friday. The cool down will come by the end of the weekend. Until then, enjoy some cool, dry days with a little more sunshine.
In the tropics, there’s an area of low pressure just east to northeast of the Northern Leeward Islands. This area has a 50 percent chance of taking on tropical like characteristics over the next five days. This won’t be an issue for Florida, or the eastern seaboard, but interests in Bermuda need to watch this forecast. The end of Hurricane season is the last day of November.
The dangerous weekend at the beach continues with a high rip current threat, high surf and the potential for coastal flooding.
A weak wave of low pressure in the middle of the Atlantic now has a 30 percent chance to develop into something tropical over the next 5 days. This entity is not a threat U.S.