Hands up! 🙌 How long will this weather roller coaster last?

Pinpoint Weather Insider

Please keep your hands inside the vehicle at all times! 🧣☔🌴

ORLANDO, Fla. – Hey Insiders! Meteorologist Troy Bridges here. I’ve talked about roller coaster temperatures a few times in the past, but this week definitely took the cake! In the past 24 hours, we’ve dropped 40 degrees!

In honor of its last weekend, the weather felt a bit like the final plunge on Splash Mountain! Speaking of, did you hear Splash Mountain is closed for good? Click here to read more on what will be replacing it.


From mid-80s (and record high temperatures) to storms overnight to highs only in the 60s! We’ve certainly seen it all, haven’t we?

Now we are headed into a perfect weekend! High temperatures will be struggling to reach 70 on Saturday, with tons of sunshine all weekend!

By Sunday, high temperatures are back up near 80. With more on the ever-changing temperatures and conditions for the weekend, click here.

🌿 Cold-damaged plants need a little love 💚

Hey there, Insiders! It’s meteorologist Samara Cokinos here with you. I don’t know about you, but my yard has been bugging me. I’m talking about all the dead leaves from the cold snaps we’ve had. While I am sure there will be a letter from my HOA telling me to do something with the unsightly dead looking plants in my yard, I am holding off on cutting them or ripping them out of the ground. Why?

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Well, those dead leaves are the best accessory my plants can have at the moment. It’s like that favorite worn out jacket you pull out anytime it’s cold that you know is the warmest one you have. I promise I haven’t gone crazy and I am not trying to upset my HOA or neighbors.

Click here to read more about what to do with cold-damaged plants and why pruning them now could do more damage than good.

Losing our chill 🧊

This week, we had a record-setting day on Wednesday. In Orlando, we tied the record for the hottest Jan. 25 with a high temperature of 86. But now, the chill is back. Hey Insiders, it’s chief meteorologist Tom Sorrells. This week on Forecasting Change, we look at the lack of cold nights in Florida.

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Over the past 50 years, the really cold nights have started to go away.

Click here to see how many freezing nights we are losing over the years. Have you noticed the lack of those chilly nights lately? Let me know.

Satellites to the rescue! 🛰️

Hey Pinpoint peeps, it’s meteorologist Candace Campos. Living by the ocean, we often hear stories about the Coast Guard rescuing people off our coast.

But did you know NOAA satellites play a crucial role in spotting those in need of rescue?

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Just last year, NOAA satellites helped rescue almost 400 people across the U.S. Click here to read more and find out which state had the most rescues. Are you surprised?


Don’t forget, tonight’s News 6+ takeover is Talk to Tom. Have you noticed plumes of smoke billowing sporadically across Central Florida during this time of the year? In this week’s episode, he talks all about just that, prescribed burns.

How they are contained, what are the parameters to light these fires and why are prescribed burns necessary? So tune in tonight at 5:30 p.m. Click here if you would like to watch live!

About the Authors:

Tom Sorrells is News 6's Emmy award winning chief meteorologist. He pinpoints storms across Central Florida to keep residents safe from dangerous weather conditions.

From chasing tornadoes and tracking the tropics, to forecasting ice storms and other dangerous weather, Troy Bridges has covered it all! Troy is an award-winning meteorologist who always prepares you for the day ahead on the News 6 Morning News.