ORLANDO, Fla. – After a cool Thursday, Central Florida is headed back to spring-like weather.
It’s a cool start, but by Friday afternoon we’ll climb back into the upper 70s, closer to the average of 83 degrees.
Clouds will be back on the increase, making way for a few showers through the afternoon. The rain continues to be much-needed, but it won’t be as widespread as Thursday.
The winds out of the northeast will be gusty at times.
The rain from the past few days will continue to help allergy sufferers. The pollen count will be in the medium category through the weekend and into early next week.
Before this weekend’s rain we can expect a minimal chance for a couple of showers for your evening plans on Friday. Expect a 20% coverage of rain and temperatures in the mid-70s Friday night.
Rain chances increase to 30% by noon Satuday and 70% after 2 p.m. We can’t rule out a couple of thunderstorms but the risk of severe weather will be low.
Expect a high temperature of 87 degrees on Saturday and a high of 92 on Sunday. There could be lower rain chances by Sunday at 30%.
A new front will increase rain chances by the start of next week to 70% on Monday and a high of 87 degrees can be expected.
Highs will stay in the upper 80s the rest of the week with minimal rain chances for Tuesday and Wednesday then back to 30% for Thursday and Friday.
The normal high for this date in Orlando is 83 degrees. The record is 95 degrees set in 1922.
Thursday we only saw a high of 73 degrees, which is nowhere near the record of 94 degrees set in 1922.
Since Jan. 1, we’ve only seen 2.99 inches of rain, putting our deficit at 7.07 inches even though we saw .13 inches of rain officially Thursday.
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