It was a dry end to the workweek, but still hot and humid. After a few early sprinkles Friday morning, drier air was able to move in Central Florida, pushing the rain south. We had plenty of sunshine as temperatures climbed into the middle to upper 80s. Temperatures will climb even more this weekend and rain returns to the forecast.
Partly cloudy skies are in the forecast through the overnight hours. There is still enough moisture around that some patchy fog will be possible as we head toward daybreak on Saturday. Lows will be warm, dropping to only around 70 degrees.
After a quiet start Saturday, expect partly sunny skies and a chance for a few showers and storms during the afternoon. Any storms that develop will have the chance to be strong with high wind being the main threat. Temperatures will be slightly warmer than Friday, in the middle to upper 80s. The humidity will make it feel more like the low 90s. A similar forecast will follow for Sunday.
The extended outlook points toward a stronger cold front headed toward Central Florida by next Tuesday into Wednesday, with a greater risk of widespread thunderstorms and a return to more seasonable temperatures.
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