ORLANDO, Fla. — The cities of Orlando and Leesburg set new record high temperatures Wednesday as thermometers soared across Central Florida.
- Orlando, Leesburg break record high temperatures
- A few storms north of I-4 could be locally strong
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Today was Orlando's earliest 90-degree day since 2012, and it was a record-breaker, sneaking past 88 degrees set in 1989.
We also broke a record in Leesburg and came close in our other big reporting sites here in Central Florida.
Temperatures stay mild overnight, and with a higher moisture content around us, areas of fog are set to develop late. Visibility could dip to a half-mile over much of the area.
An area of low pressure digging out across the southern plains is pulling another round of colder, drier air behind it. Ahead of this system, a steady plume of very warm, muggy air continues pumping into Florida and parts of the southeastern U.S.
We’ll keep near record-breaking warmth and sticky air in place Thursday. A stationary front stretched from the low in Texas across to South Carolina continues to be the focal point for another round of strong to severe storms and heavy rain over areas that are already saturated.
As the low drags a cold front into the peninsula tomorrow night, a line of showers and storms will roll across our area. Some of the storms could contain gusty wind and hail. Behind the front, dew points will tumble into the comfortable category, and temperatures will slip into the mid-70s for Friday.
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Cooler air will drift in Saturday with highs in the upper 60s, then we’re back in the mid-70s Sunday. Our weekend will be dry and sunny.
Poor to fair surfing conditions are with us once again tomorrow with wave heights of only one to two feet. If you’re planning a swim, the rip current threat remains moderate and sea surface temps on the chilly side in the 60s.
Beach and Boating Conditions
Poor to fair surfing conditions are with us again tomorrow with wave heights of only 1 to 2 feet. If you’re planning a swim, the rip current threat remains moderate, and sea surface temperatures on the chilly side in the 60s.