Orlando weather: Clouds increase on Thursday ahead of weekend showers

Central Florida will see increasing clouds with mild temperatures overnight, with some patchy dense fog likely scattered across the inland areas, especially early Thursday morning.

It will be much cloudier and not as warm on Thursday with highs in the lower 70s with a slight shower chance. There will be a breeze from the NW at 10-20 mph.

BEACH FORECAST: Surf 2–5 feet at high tide in the late morning. Moderate rip current risk.

THEME PARK FORECAST: Pretty cloudy for the next several days with a slight chance of passing rain showers daily as we advance, but not a "huge" deal.

LONG TERM: Partly to mostly cloudy for the foreseeable future, with an active El Niño fueling the Jet Stream over Florida. Rain chances are only 20% on Thursday and Friday but rise to 40% on Saturday and Sunday. Rain chances will not be confined to just the afternoons, or any part of the day fair game this weekend. 

Temperatures, despite all the added clouds, will still be mild, in the high 70s to near 80. There are signs that a more organized front and system could move across the peninsula next Wednesday, with a more organized area of storms and rain and possibly stronger thunderstorms. But confidence in that specifically right now remains low at this time.

If you have any weekend plans, paying close attention to the forecast is a good idea! 

By Sunday, a few isolated heavier downpours and rumbles of thunder can't be ruled out.

Despite the rain, one positive takeaway from this weekend will be the warm temperatures!