ORLANDO, Fla. – Saturday night will be chilly, but not as cold as Friday night. Jackets will still be needed if plans are outdoors.
The breezy north wind will hang around, adding to the chill in the air with temperatures dropping to the 50s around Orlando and the upper 50s toward coastal Brevard.
Everywhere north of the metro will be even colder. Lows will dip to the low to mid-40s for cities around Ocala, DeLand and Palm Coast. The light showers near the coast will fade away by midnight.
Sunday will be another sunny day, but with some changes. The north wind will shift east and stay light throughout the day. It will also be warmer! Highs will rebound to the mid to upper 70s.
We can’t rule out a stray shower or two, but overall, it will be a picture perfect end to the weekend.
As we head into the upcoming workweek, we’ll be back in the 80s ahead of the next cold front that will arrive midweek. Temperatures will then take another tumble with highs expected to only reach the upper 50s to low 60s for the end of the workweek.
Beach and boating
The wind has really made conditions at the beach hazardous. Not only are rip current risks high, but there are a few advisories as well. High surf advisories for the coast will remain in place through 4 a.m. Sunday. Expect large breaking waves at 7-9 feet.
Small craft advisories are in place for boaters through 10 a.m. Sunday. The strong northeast wind will range 15-25 knots with gusts even higher. Seas will stay between 10-13 feet eventually subsiding to 5-7 feet Sunday afternoon. Until then, use caution if you plan on daring the choppy waters.