Windy fall-like weather finally arrives -- Florida style

Highs in the 70s and 80s, lows in the mid-50s and mid-60s

By Samara Cokinos - Meteorologist, Danny Treanor - Meteorologist

ORLANDO, Fla. - Fall-like weather has been long-awaited by many in Central Florida, and Sunday's windy, cool forecast will give locals a taste of what actual seasons feel like.

"Get ready," News 6 meteorologist Samara Cokinos said. "The changes are already happening with a cold front slowly passing by."

The high in Orlando today was 80, which is four degrees below normal and helped to usher in the first major cool air of fall.

Humidity is lower, so high temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s will feel more pleasant. Temperatures are slightly below the average of 84 degrees for this time of year.

The cooler air is predicted to keep moving in. Sunday night lows will range from 53 degrees in Ocala to 60 degrees in Orlando to 67 degrees in Palm Bay. Winds will be backing down to 5 to 10 mph.

"By dawn, the change in temperature might cause some to reach for a jacket," News 6 meteorologist Danny Treanor said.

Monday is predicted to be sunny and bright, with lower humidity. Temperatures are expected to peak at 77 degrees in Palm Coast to 82 degrees in Orlando and Melbourne.

"Red tide is not mentioned in the forecast, however, consult life guards about all hazards before entering the water," Treanor said.

The tropics are quiet and are expected to stay that way for the next five days. 

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