Fall in Florida: Highs in low 90s

The heat is on in Orlando area; Hurricane Delta targets Gulf Coast

Grill & Chill forecast -- 10/8/20
Grill & Chill forecast -- 10/8/20

ORLANDO, Fla. – Thursday is all about the heat as high pressure dominates the forecast.

High pressure is sinking air that does not allow for much in the way of cloud cover to develop.

Expect lots of sunshine and high temperatures in the low 90s.

In Orlando, we will see a high temperature of 92 Thursday and a high of 89 Friday. Highs will be near 90 through the weekend. The average high for this time of year is 86. The record high on this date is 98, set in 1919.

Rain chances are low at 20% Thursday afternoon, but moisture increases for the end of the week and weekend.

Expect a 50% coverage of rain Friday and 60% coverage of rain Saturday and Sunday.

Orlando has a yearly rain surplus of 0.86 inches.

Another hot fall day on tap in Central Florida
Another hot fall day on tap in Central Florida

Pinpointing the tropics

Louisiana residents still recovering from the devastation of a powerful hurricane that hit less than two months ago are bracing themselves for another blow -- this time from Hurricane Delta.

The 25th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season was expected to blow ashore on Friday with winds of up to 100 mph.

Forecasts placed most of Louisiana within Delta’s path, including the southwest area of the state around Lake Charles, where in late August Category 4 Hurricane Laura ripped houses from their foundations, peeled off roofs and tore trailers in half.

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