When will this cold blast be over?

Freeze warning issued for Marion County

By Daniel Dahm - Digital Manager, Troy Bridges - Meteorologist

ORLANDO, Fla. - Cold temperatures prompted a freeze warning early Thursday for a portion of Central Florida, but a warmup is on the way.

A freeze warning is in effect for Marion County until 9 a.m., meaning temperatures will be 29-32 degrees for up to four hours.

The rest of the Orlando area woke up to temperatures in the 30s and 40s.

The high in Orlando will reach 72. The average high on this date is 78.

News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said the weekend is shaping up nicely.

"As high pressure and dry air continue to dominate the forecast, we will be dry through the upcoming weekend," Bridges said. "Temperatures will gradually moderate and warm to 79 on Friday, 83 on Saturday and 84 on Sunday."

Rain chances return on Monday at 30 percent.

Tuesday is the first day of spring.

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