ORLANDO, Fla. — Soak up this mild weekend weather while you can because big change is on the way.
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We enjoyed a partly cloudy sky Saturday with highs well into the 70s, and have 70s back in the forecast Sunday. We’ll wake to a few peeks of sun then watch as clouds quickly move in well ahead of a strong cold front.
A couple isolated showers may develop and move into Marion, Lake, and Sumter Counties by mid-morning, but most of the activity will hold off until mid to late afternoon.
The vigorous storm system responsible for blizzard conditions in the Northern Plains and a round of wind and snow from the Great Lakes into the Northeastern U.S. will swing a cold front in our direction late in the day Sunday.
Ahead of it, mild air is back with us as highs climb into the 70s once again. Clouds begin moving in early on in the day, but most of the showers hold until later in the afternoon. A broken like of showers drops into Central Florida after 3 p.m. and falls apart as it slides southeast.
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StormTracker 13 Doppler Radar quiets down before 9 p.m. with colder, drier air quickly spilling south. For the most part, highs Monday through Wednesday will be stuck in the 50s although a few low 60s are possible.
Tuesday and Wednesday morning lows dip into the 30s and 40s. By Wednesday afternoon, we swing our wind around onshore and bring in a slight shower chance. Highs are back into the 70s by Thursday and Friday.
May want to prep the board for some decent surf Sunday with an easing easterly swell and wave heights pushing waist to at times shoulder high. Fair conditions are expected all day with an increase in the clouds and a few late afternoon showers along our coast/
The rip current threat diminishes slightly but will still be moderate from Sunday into Monday.
Beach and Surf Conditions
Boating conditions will be hazardous Saturday. A small craft advisory is in effect. Seas will be up to 6 to 8 feet with winds out of the southeast at 15 to 20 knots. Waters will be choppy on the intracoastal.
Surfing conditions will be poor today with wave heights of 4 to 5 feet. The rip risk is high, so use extreme caution or just stay out of the water.
Ocean temperatures range from the middle 60s at Daytona Beach to the middle 70s at Cocoa Beach.
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