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Our high temperatures on Friday managed to make it all the way to 97 degrees at the Orlando International Airport — three degrees from the record of 100 set in 1980.
Saturday will be just as hot as our high pressure ridge has lifted a bit to the north, allowing for more of a northeast breeze. As temperatures climb to the mid- to upper-90s, our heat indices will make it between to 105-110 degrees in some areas. A heat advisory is in effect for Marion and Flagler counties from noon to 12 p.m. as the head index is expected to reach 105 degrees for several hours.
Storm chances are at a minimal 20 percent this afternoon because of somewhat dry conditions. A sea breeze will set up from the east coast later this afternoon with a few storms developing along the coast, moving from the northeast to southwest into Central Florida.
Storms will mainly be inland, moving southwest by mid-afternoon. We will have slightly better chance for rain on Sunday, at 30 percent.
A tropical system, labeled Invest 96L, is moving northwest over Hispaniola and is still of high interest. It has a good chance to become classified as a tropical depression over the weekend and ultimately a tropical storm as it moves closer to the southeastern Bahamas. It would be named Cristobal. Long-range models have it curving northeast then north away from Florida. However, there is still quite a bit of uncertainty to the forecasted path, and so much can change over the next several days.
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