'Feels like' temperature to reach 100 on Memorial Day

Slim rain chances return to Orlando area by end of week

By Daniel Dahm - Digital Manager, Samara Cokinos - Meteorologist

ORLANDO, Fla. - The heat is on in Central Florida.

"High pressure remains strong in the Orlando area," News 6 meteorologist Samara Cokinos said. "This will keep the forecast dry, sunny and very hot for Memorial Day." 

Highs will range from the upper 80s to mid-90s along the coast. Inland will be even hotter, in the mid- to upper 90s. "Feels-like" temperatures will be in the triple digits.

The average high on this date in Orlando is 90. The record high is 100.

"At the beach, if you plan on getting in the water, swim near a lifeguard," Cokinos said. "Moderate to high rip currents will be present at all area beaches."

Strong thundestrorms are developing through central Marion County, just south of Ocala.

The National Weather Service said strong wind gusts and locally heavy rainfall is possible with this storm. If you are out on the roads, do not drive through flooded streets.

The UV Index will be extreme.

Overnight lows will be in the low 70s.

Highs will stay in the mid-90s all week. Slim rain chances return to the forecast on Friday. The chance of rain increases to 30% Sunday.

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