Warm Saturday before hottest stretch of the season arrives

Heat indexes could approach 100 degrees next week

Highs Saturday
Highs Saturday

ORLANDO, Fla. – May is that time of transition from the dry season to the wet season that sees daily storms and sweltering humidity. While those routine, afternoon sea breeze storms tend to kick in later in the month, we’ll get a preview of the relentless summer heat next week.

A weak cold front moving through will supply Central Florida with slightly — emphasis on the slightly — cooler air Saturday. Coastal areas will feel the “coolest,” as the wind blows off the Atlantic. Highs along the coast top out in the upper 70s and lower 80s. Inland, it will be a little warmer with highs in the upper 80s.

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A better chance for a few late-day storms returns Sunday before dry and hot weather make an appearance.

Future radar Sunday

Temperatures will surge into the low to mid 90s Monday through Wednesday with another hot day coming Thursday before a late-season cold front cools us off to close out the work week. With the humidity, it will feel more the like the upper 90s to near 100 degrees Monday through Wednesday.

Temperature and heat index

Beach forecast:

Beach forecast

Load up on the sunscreen as the UV index is through the roof. Be on the lookout for a moderate risk for rip currents.

About the Author:

Jonathan Kegges joined the News 6 team in June 2019 as the Weekend Morning Meteorologist. Jonathan comes from Roanoke, Virginia where he covered three EF-3 tornadoes and deadly flooding brought on by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.