Hottest week of year forecast for Central Florida

Heat index to reach 105 degrees in Orlando

By Troy Bridges - Meteorologist

ORLANDO, Fla. - Near-record heat has invaded Central Florida, and it's here to stay -- at least for this week.

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Tuesday's high temperature in Orlando will be 96, two degrees warmer than Monday's high.  Humidity, however, will put the heat index from 100 to 105 degrees across the region.

The average high temperature for Orlando is 92.  The record high for Orlando is 100, set in 1938.

It will be mostly dry in the Orlando area on Tuesday, too.

"Even more dry air is working into the mid-levels of the atmosphere, allowing for low rain chances across Central Florida for the second straight day," Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.

Rain chances will remain at 20 percent into Wednesday and increase to 40 percent for the weekend.

High temperatures stay in the mid- to upper 90s through the weekend.

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