ORLANDO, Fla. — It was a chilly start to our Tuesday and temperatures did not warm up much for the afternoon.

Low pressure sliding off the mid-Atlantic coast Tuesday pushed a band of clouds over Central Florida, but they started to thin out as drier air moved in.

High pressure over Texas is nudging in our direction too, and the pressure gradient between the low and high is what provided us a breeze with a bite. The chill in our air is around for one more day before we’re back to seasonable levels to round out the week.

Tonight will be even colder for most neighborhoods compared to last night. There are frost advisories for parts of eight Central Florida counties early Wednesday morning:

  • Sumter County from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. 
  • Marion County from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Flagler County from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Volusia County from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Northern and Southern Lake County from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Orange County from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Seminole County from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Osceola County from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Clearing skies and lighter winds will allow our temperatures to fall farther back into the upper 30s and lower 40s.

High pressure moves over the state Wednesday, giving us plenty of sun and highs in the mid to upper 60s. We warm even more into the upper 60s and lower 70s Thursday with a slight shower chance as atmospheric moisture, especially toward the east coast.

A strong storm system heading toward the southeastern U.S. Friday will tap into the available moisture and slightly warmer air to provide us widespread showers and thunderstorms. We may even see a few strong to severe storms midday Friday, and we’ll continue to monitor the situation as we get closer.

Highs ahead of the system warm into the low to mid-70s, but only slip a few degrees behind it into the upper 60s and lower 70s as we welcome the weekend.

Surf and Boating Forecast

We’re looking at another poor to fair surfcast Wednesday, with a stronger northeast swell and wave heights climbing up to three, occasionally five feet. Ocean conditions will produce enough of a swell for a moderate rip current risk, so make sure you swim near an open lifeguard stand.

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