Orlando weather: Dry start to week makes way for steamy, stormy second half

Central Florida residents can anticipate above-average temperatures throughout the week. A front moving through on Friday night will bring a slight relief in humidity over the weekend.

Temperatures will soar into the upper 90s for highs on Saturday and Sunday following the passage of the front.

Wednesday is forecast to have the best chance for pop-up thundershowers, particularly as the Seabreeze collides somewhere around Orlando in the afternoon and early evening.

The National Hurricane Center has not outlined any potential for tropical development over the next seven days. 

However, there is a very small chance of a tropical depression or storm forming in the Caribbean toward the end of next week. Currently, only the GFS model suggests this possibility, making it difficult to ascertain its credibility or significance.

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In the big picture, our pattern features a high-pressure system shifting into the western Atlantic which will produce onshore winds, keeping our region cooler than otherwise for the first few days of this workweek. 

As the week continues, winds will decrease overall, but the high-pressure ridge will move from northern to southern Florida. This will turn our winds to the west, suppressing the Atlantic sea breeze closer to the coast, allowing our region to warm to near 98° by Thursday with a flow from the Gulf of Mexico. 

As the rainy season develops and humidity increases, heat will become a concern, with heat indices reaching 100-105°F on Thursday and Friday and 102-107°F on Saturday. These may result in heat advisories.