Steamy weather continues on first day of hurricane season

This weekend is great time to stock up on hurricane supplies

By Samara Cokinos - Meteorologist, Danny Treanor - Meteorologist

ORLANDO, Fla. - The steamy weather continues as we head into the weekend.

Highs Saturday will soar back to the 90s but will feel like the triple digits, according to News 6 meteorologist Samara Cokinos.

"Stay hydrated while outdoors for any extended period of time," Cokinos said. "Don't forget to give yourself some time in the shade. This will help your body stay cool so you don't find yourself suffering from a heat-related illness."

At the beach, swim safely while in the water. A moderate rip current threat remains in place for all area beaches.

Showers will start from the west and move east Saturday afternoon. By Saturday evening, a few thunderstorms could pop up, producing heavy rain, mainly over eastern portions of Orange and Seminole counties and more over Osceola and Brevard counties until 8 or 9 p.m. Saturday.

Under mostly clear skies, lows Saturday night will range from 73 degrees in Ocala and Palm Bay to 76 degrees in Orlando.

Temperatures will be back in the mid-90s Sunday in the interior, while beaches will be a little cooler in the low 90s.

Monday looks dry, but the rest of the week has an increased chance of afternoon and evening thunderstorms beginning their daily appearance.


Saturday is the first day of hurricane season and it's a great time to stock up on hurricane supplies. This is a tax free weekend and the period will last through Thursday. No taxes will be charged on hurricane supplies such as batteries, weather radios, etc.

For a look at things you could need check out our Hurricane page here. There's a lot of helpful info on there to get you and your loved ones ready for the season.

This includes your pets! Remember just because the forecast is near normal, it doesn't mean you should be unprepared. Getting your things together not only helps keep you safe, but it can give you confidence and a little comfort during a stressful time.

Don't forget, in addition to the weather app, we have the News 6 hurricane app as well. It's a great tool to track storms and it sends the latest developments right to the palm of your hand while you're on the go.

It's free -- give it a try!

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