Orlando weather: Severe storms possible in Central Florida this week before cold weather moves in

Tonight's low: 63 degrees | Tomorrow's high: 77 degrees | Rain: 20%

Main weather concerns: The rip current risk continues along our coast all week long. Coastal showers are possible on Wednesday before a line of storms is expected to move across the state on Thursday. The main threats will include 60-plus mph winds and an isolated tornado.  The FOX 35 Storm Team is declaring Thursday a Weather Impact Day.


The high rip current risk continues today all along our entire east coast. Surf is in the 3-5' range as east-northeast swell comes into the beaches. Rip current risk is high at all beaches. Temperatures beach side hit in the low to mid-70s, and water temps are near 70. Another swell increase this week will add to the risk.

Wednesday will be another great day to head to the theme parks. Highs will top out near 76 with partly cloudy skies. There is a 20% chance for a stray shower or two.


Big changes are on the way to end the week as a strong front rolls through Thursday into Friday. Strong storms are possible. Severe weather risk will increase in advance of the front for the southeast today and then spread East into the Florida Panhandle by Wednesday. 


Thursday is a FOX 35 Impact Day. There is a threat for heavy rain, lightning, damaging winds and an isolated tornado across central Florida Thursday afternoon/evening. Behind the front, expect the coolest air of the season with lows into the 40s Saturday morning. Highs will be in the 60s during this time.