Cooler, drier air expected Sunday in Central Florida

Small craft advisories in effect Sunday due to strong, gusty wind

By Danny Treanor - Meteorologist, Samara Cokinos - Meteorologist

ORLANDO, Fla. - Saturday was another day of above-normal temperatures and was accentuated by a few showers and thunderstorms.

But the real change comes Sunday as temperatures will be below normal, and small craft advisories will be in effect due to strong and gusty winds.

A Small Craft Advisory will be in place all day Sunday, beginning at 4 a.m.

"Expect seas to average six to seven feet," News 6 meteorologist Samara Cokinos said. "It will be a little dicey out there on the open waters."

But first, a cold front will push through north Florida and will arrive in Central Florida in the pre-dawn hours, bringing windy conditions for Sunday, along with much lower temperatures.

Lows tonight will range from 66 degrees in Ocala to 71 degrees in Orlando and 73 degrees in Palm Bay. There is also a 20 percent chance of rain.

Much of the area will see sunny skies, but it depends on how far south the cold front pushes. Northern counties will be sunny, while southern counties will be partly sunny. It will be windy with gusts up to 25 mph. High temperatures will top out near 80 degrees.

Temperatures will continue to stay near normal for much of the upcoming week, but a chance of rain returns to the forecast as early as Tuesday.

Things are quiet in the tropics.

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