It is a hot and humid start to the weekend with heat index numbers in the 90s all over Central Florida. After a dry Friday, strong winds from the southwest have allowed for some moisture to move back in. We've seen a few more clouds throughout our Saturday and the chance for a few showers and storms will be possible through early tonight. Some storms that develop may have some gusty wind, heavy rain and frequent lightning.
A stray shower will be possible early tonight. Once the rain has diminished, the rest of the night will be partly cloudy and muggy. Lows will fall only into the low-70s. Winds will drop overnight, but they will be strong enough to keep widespread fog from developing.
The end of the weekend will be similar to Saturday. Partly sunny skies and a slight chance for afternoon showers and storms. The potential for strong storms will be slightly higher, with high wind being the main threat. Even without the storms, it will be a windy day with strong winds continuing out of the west-southwest. Temperatures will climb even higher, in the upper-80s to low-90s.
Rain chances will increase into early next workweek with an approaching cold front. Expect scattered showers and storms through midweek, then drier as we head into the weekend. We'll stay in the mid- to upper-80s through Wednesday, then highs will drop back to around 80 degrees following the cold front.
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