Raise in storms on Thursday


ORLANDO, FLORIDA – It will be another hot and humid day ahead of an approaching cold front with highs approaching 90 degrees.

The front will signal the leading edge of a cooler and drier air mass that will soon build into Central Florida. Along and ahead of this feature, scattered to numerous showers and storms will develop.

Some storms may contain heavy rain, frequent lightning, small hail, and gusty winds before diminishing overnight. Lows in the upper 60s by daybreak on Friday will be accompanied by clear skies.

Sunshine will return on Friday, but it won’t be as hot and humid as what we’ve been experiencing this week. Highs will run in the low to mid-80s and it will feel more comfortable as dewpoints fall.

Pleasant weather will hold through Mother’s Day weekend, with the rain staying out of the forecast until early next week.

Enjoy the cooler and drier air while it lasts, because, by next week, the heat and humidity will return once again.

Surf and boating forecast

A minor trade swell in the nearshore waters will make it a poor surf day along our coastline. Wave heights will run under afoot.

Offshore, seas of one to two feet, and lighter west winds will make it favorable for boating if you head out early Thursday morning, but conditions will be deteriorating as the day wears on. Showers and storms will pose a hazard to mariners through the afternoon and evening.