Near-record temperatures forecast for Central Florida

Highs in mid-90s expected in Orlando area

By Troy Bridges - Meteorologist

ORLANDO, Fla. - Near-record temperatures are forecast for Central Florida in the coming days as a heat wave envelops the region for the Memorial Day weekend.

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Thursday's high temperature in Orlando will reach 92 degrees.  The record is 97, set in 1962. 

Overnight lows will be in the low 70s.

"Temperatures will increase in the coming days as high pressure continues to dominate the forecast," Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.  "With sinking air over the atmosphere, there will be lots of sunshine across Central Florida."

High temperatures will reach 95 degrees on Friday and Saturday.  Saturday's record is 97, set in 1956.

By Sunday, the high will reach 91 degrees, and it will be 90 on Memorial Day.

"Rain chances stay out of the forecast until Sunday at only 20 percent," Bridges said.

Rain chances stand at 10 percent for Memorial Day.

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