Near-record highs expected this week before Florida's next cold snap

Temperatures in Central Florida could reach record highs before a cold front moves in later this week, dropping the region back into the 40s.

Afternoon high temperatures will also approach records on Tuesday and Wednesday. The January 26th record high in Orlando was 87 degrees, set back in 1929, and 86 degrees on January 27th, set back in 1962.

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The warm weather will stick around through Wednesday, ahead of our next cold front.

The latest model guidance indicates that the front will slide over Central Florida on Wednesday night, increasing the coverage of showers and brief heavy downpours.

Behind the front, winds out of the north will bring down cooler and drier air.

Expect highs in the upper 60s by Thursday and overnight lows in the mid-40s.

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On Saturday and Sunday, temperatures will warm back to the 70s under mostly sunny skies.

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