Record warmth possible in Central Florida Saturday

Highs climb into the mid-to-upper 80s.

Highs Saturday

ORLANDO, Fla. – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but you wouldn’t know it by stepping outside. Ahead of a large storm system that is bringing snow to the Upper Midwest, temperatures will soar into the mid-to-upper 80s Saturday afternoon.

The record in Orlando is 90 degrees for the day, set back in 1919. Melbourne, Daytona Beach, Sanford and Leesburg all have a chance to break records Saturday. The record in Melbourne is 86 degrees set back in 1967. The forecast high temperature is 86.

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Forecast vs. records

Partly cloudy skies will be around through the day.

A few showers will be possible Sunday as a cold front moves through later in the afternoon. Afternoon highs Sunday still top out in the low-to-mid 80s. It will be relatively cooler Monday, but still unseasonably warm with highs in the upper 70s and low-80s.

Shower chances will be on the lower end for much of the week ahead, but a breeze off of the Atlantic will keep slight rain chances around, especially along the coast.

Highs hover around 80 degrees for most of the upcoming work week.

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Jonathan Kegges joined the News 6 team in June 2019 and now covers weather on TV and all digital platforms.