Orlando weather: Cold front may bring strong storms to Central Florida this week

From Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, temperatures will drop into the upper 60s. 

Wednesday will be partly to mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-80s inland but closer to 80 degrees along the beaches. Showers and storms likely scattered about in North Central Florida during the day, mainly from Gainesville to Ocala to Pierson to Palm Coast. Many areas around the immediate Orlando vicinity may remain dry most of the day.



BEACH FORECAST: The surf height will be 3–6 feet with high tide at mid-morning this week. There is a high risk of rip currents.

THEME PARK FORECAST: If you're going to the theme parks late Wednesday or Thursday morning, bring rain gear. Thursday morning (daybreak to noon) offers the best chance of rain around the theme park area of Central Florida.

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EXTENDED OUTLOOK: Gusty winds persist through Friday afternoon before calming down for the weekend. Friday is anticipated to be a top-10 day of the year with 100% sunshine, low humidity, and afternoon highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Easter Sunday is forecast to be pleasant, with a slight breeze and highs in the low 80s.

NEXT WEEK: Looking ahead, a ridge of high pressure over the Caribbean will lead to temperatures heating up into the upper 80s to near 90, particularly on Tuesday and Wednesday of the following week. Another cold front is expected towards the end of the next week, bringing a significant temperature drop between April 4th and 7th.