Orlando weather: Central Florida set for scorching temperatures through Memorial Day weekend

Our Thursday begins with mild temperatures across Central Florida! Plan for the 70s as you're stepping out the door, before a dramatic warm-up arrives this afternoon. 

Mostly sunny skies will help give temperatures a boost into the low and mid 90s by this afternoon. High pressure continues to build into the region from the Gulf, keeping us sunny, hot and dry throughout the rest of today.

LOOKING AHEAD: Heat will be the name of the game this week! This will be especially true for Memorial Day Weekend. By Friday, highs will be well into the mid-90s. By Sunday, highs have the potential to tie previous records set in the 1950s and 1960s.

 Sunday and Monday's highs will also be shy of the c, with both days reaching 99 degrees.

TRACKING THE TROPICS: We are monitoring the tropics with the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season just over a week away. 

A small area of disturbed weather leaving the Caribbean and moving into the Atlantic is not expected to develop this weekend, with only a 10% chance of formation. It will bring heavy rains from Puerto Rico and Haiti to Bermuda over the holiday weekend.