A cold front is pushing across Central Florida today and will be capable of producing numerous showers and thunderstorms along and ahead of it. Plan on a rainy Friday with downpours on occasion as the system moves from northwest to southeast. Gusty southwest winds of 15 to 25 mph will exist ahead of the front; winds may exceed 40 to 50 mph within the strongest thunderstorms. Clouds may be slow to clear but the cooler air will begin to filter in this evening. After highs around 80 today, lows will dip to the low 50s by daybreak. Cooler 40s will exist north and west of Interstate 4.
Drier air will continue to infiltrate through Saturday morning marking an unseasonably cool weekend. Highs on Saturday will run considerably below the average, in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees. Despite the cooler readings, sunshine will be abundant both weekend days. Sunday will be slightly warmer in the low 70s.
High pressure will set up across the southeastern United States and keep our weather quiet and dry through the early portion of the upcoming week. Highs will gradually warm back into the low to mid-80s.
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