LAKE MARIA, Florida. – Cold air and rain are two weather elements that have been missing from our Central Florida forecast, but that all changes this week as a strong cold front moves in.
Today’s maxim: 75 degrees | tonight is low: 60 degrees | Rain: Dry
Main weather concerns: The risk of surf continues along our coast throughout the week. Another round of northeasterly swell will arrive on Tuesday, keeping breaking wave heights high on beaches in our area, dangerous conditions.
BEACHES: The high risk of rip currents continues today along our coastline. The swell is in the 3-5′ range as the east-northeast swell washes in on the beaches.
The risk of rip currents is high at all beaches. Beach side temps are in the 70s – 70s, water temps are near the 70s. Another surge in swell this week will add to the risk.
THEME PARKS: Fantastic weather expected at the theme parks today. Highs will reach near 75 with partly cloudy and dry skies this afternoon.
PANORAMA: Big changes are on the way to end the week. A strong cold front is expected to move through our area bringing with it a risk of strong or even severe storms. For this reason, we have declared Thursday as Climate Impact Day. After the rain ends Thursday night, cold air will move into our area. Cooler air is expected Saturday morning with lows dipping into the 40s for the first time this season. Another chance of rain could arrive on Sunday, but it’s too early to say if it will materialize.
The risk of severe weather will increase ahead of the front for the Southern Gulf tomorrow and then extend east into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday.
Behind the front, expect the coolest air of the season with lows as low as 40 degrees on Saturday morning. Alto will be in the 60’s during this time.