Drying out for Memorial Day weekend, but beach conditions worsen

Just a stray downpour possible Saturday

ORLANDO, Fla – We had a taste of what is to come during Florida’s wet season, but we will take a break over the next few days. The rain was much needed, and it did take a giant bite out of the drought situation for a lot of Central Florida.

Other than a stray, quick-hitting shower, most of Central Florida will be dry Saturday. Highs top out in the low-to-mid 80s with a mix of sun and clouds.

Along the coast, highs top out around 80 degrees.

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If your plans take you to the beach for the holiday weekend, be mindful of very dangerous conditions. Not only will there be large breaking waves, larger than 7 feet in some cases, but the rip current risk will also be high.

The dangerous beach and boating conditions last through the holiday weekend.

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Sunday and Monday will also be mainly dry for any memorial services taking place. Highs climb into the mid 80s Sunday and get back to the upper 80s Memorial Day.

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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.