Wet weather arrives ahead of cooler temperatures in Central Florida

Highs in low 60s on tap for Friday

ORLANDO, Fla. – Break those sweaters back out because cooler weather is coming to Central Florida, but not before some rain.

A front will bring a 40 percent coverage of rain and some wind into the afternoon on Thursday, according to News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges.

Ahead of the front, expect temperatures in the mid-80s, about 10 degrees above Orlando’s average high of 75 degrees.

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On Wednesday, Orlando tied the record of 88 degrees set in 1962. The record high for Thursday’s date, set in 1988, is 89 degrees.

Once the front arrives, rain chances will take a dip.

“Behind the front, rain chances will dwindle and we will see high temperatures only in the low 60s for Friday,” Bridges said.


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Expect morning lows in the 40s and 50s through the weekend, with a high temperature on Saturday of only 67 degrees and a high of 75 Sunday. The weekend will be dry.

Rain chances are expected to return to the forecast by the middle of next week as a new front approaches.

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