Back to the 90s: Warmer weather, lower rain chances in Central Florida

Orlando to reach high near 92 degrees

(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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ORLANDO, Fla. – Rain chances take a dip Wednesday in Central Florida.

The coverage of rain will be 30%, with a high of 92 in Orlando. The average high for this time of year is 87. The record high is 98, set in 1919.

We have a stalled front just to the south of our area that will be a focal point for increased rain south of Brevard County, mainly near the Treasure Coast.

Rain chances increase to 40% on Friday and 60% on Saturday and Sunday.

Highs will hover near 90 degrees through the weekend.

Leesburg had a high temperature of 93 on Tuesday, topping the previous record of 92, set in 1971.

Warmer weather, lower rain chances in Central Florida
Warmer weather, lower rain chances in Central Florida

Pinpointing the tropics

Hurricane Delta made landfall Wednesday morning near Puerto Morelos along the northeastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says satellite imagery, radar data from Cuba, and surface observations in Mexico indicate that the center of Delta came ashore around 5:30 a.m. local time as a Category 2 hurricane, sustaining top winds of 110 mph.

Quintana Roo state’s governor is warning residents and tourists that it is the strongest storm since Hurricane Wilma in 2005.

Forecasters predicted a storm surge of up to 13 feet along the low-lying resort studded coast.

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