Orlando weather: Windy, rainy Friday ahead for Central Florida

Tonight's low: 70 degrees | Tomorrow's high: 82 degrees 

Main weather concerns: Orlando and Central Florida could see a windy and rainy Friday ahead of a dry Memorial Day Weekend. Passing showers and thunderstorms will be possible though not as widespread as Thursday. Highs hit around 80 degrees with some northeasterly wind gusts will be present, especially along the coastal areas.

BEACHES: Stay weather aware if you are heading to the beach. Showers and storms will be an issue yet again. Heavy rain and lightning will be the primary hazards.  Surf is in the 3-4' range as a jumbled Northeast wind swell piles into the surf zone. Winds will from the Northeast at 10-20 mph and the rip current risk will stage at moderate to high.

THEME PARKS: While it won't be raining all day-all the time, expect passing showers and storms. Heavy rain and lightning are the main concerns. Highs at the attractions hit near 81 or so. Mostly cloudy skies.

OUTLOOK: An area of low pressure will form near the Central Florida coastline by Friday morning. Along our east coast, we could see rainfall totals up to 2-4" with localized flooding possible through the end of the week. The low moves northeast into Georgia/ the Carolinas by the Holiday weekend. 

Gusty winds will be most prominent along the Atlantic beaches on Friday and Saturday-easing on Sunday. The surf zone will remain hazardous during this time with breaking waves in the 3-5' range. Eventually, drier air will fill in behind the departing Atlantic low-pressure center and bring a decrease in local moisture.

You can expect drier, sunny weather in Central Florida for the Memorial Holiday weekend. Weekend temps remain around the lower-mid 80s, overnights will be a bit more refreshing and in the low-mid 60s!  Stay tuned and depend on the FOX 35 Storm team!