When will this hot streak end? More record highs possible in Orlando area

Temperatures soaring nearly 15 degrees above normal in Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. – Wednesday will start with fog before near record highs envelop Central Florida.

The fog will burn off around 9 a.m.

Orlando will reach a high near 84, which would be 2 degrees shy of the record set in 1947. The average high on this date is 71.

“We will see a chance for a few showers on and off through the day, with a 20% coverage as winds continue out of the south and southeast at 5 to 10 mph,” News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.

Sanford tied its record high of 84, set in 1972, on Tuesday. Leesburg also set a record Tuesday, reaching 83 degrees, topping the old record of 82 set in 1992.

Overnight lows will be in the low 60s.

Thursday’s forecast will be a repeat, with highs in the low 80s.

“A new front will bring increased rain chances for the weekend at 50% and drop temperatures dramatically,” Bridges said. “Expect a 20% chance of rain on Saturday and a 50% chance of rain on Sunday.”

Highs will go from the mid-80s on Thursday to the mid-70s on Friday and the mid-60s by Monday, which is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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