ORLANDO, Fla. – Summer lovers, your time is getting closer. The first real taste of the season rolls in over the weekend. Friday, with the help of sunshine, highs surge back into the low-to-mid 80s.
By Saturday, temperatures climb into the upper 80s, nearing or exceeding records through Central Florida. Temperatures will near 90 degrees again Sunday afternoon. Normal highs for this time of the year are in the mid 70s.
The unseasonably warm air sticks around through Monday before slightly cooler air returns Tuesday behind a cold front. Rain chances will be low with that cold front Monday evening, but a few showers will be possible on the first evening of March.
While ocean temperatures will be on the cooler side, low-to-mid 60s, beach conditions will be fantastic Saturday. Air temperatures will hang out in the low 80s with waves of 1-3 feet. Load up on the sunscreen as the UV index will be high.
Saturday and Sunday we can expect high temperatures near records in the upper 80s near 90 degrees. Always pay close attention when entering the water.
Thursday in Orlando had a high temperature of 81 degrees. The record high was 90 set in 1962.
Our area had no rain Thursday putting the deficit at 1.59 inches since Jan. 1.
The normal high for Feb. 26 is 76. Now we are well into the 80s across Central Florida.
The record high for Feb. 26 is 89 set back in 1928.
Friday night expect temperatures in the 70s and upper 60s for evening plans.