ORLANDO, Fla. - We're counting down to the Thanksgiving holiday and the weather in Central Florida leading up to Turkey Day is looking a bit questionable.
While we'll see some cooler nights this week, higher rain chances are in the forecast. Will it clear out in time to eat your Thanksgiving dinner outdoors? FOX 35 Storm Team Meteorologist Ian Cassette has a look at the forecast in the video above.
Tonight's low: 62 degrees
Tomorrow's high: 77 degrees
Main weather concerns:
A front is moving across Central Florida this afternoon. Temperatures will steadily drop into the 60s. Ahead of the front are strong thunderstorms. Storms will continue to push off the coast of Volusia and Brevard counties until sunset. Expect wind gusts up to 40 mph, lightning, and small hail with the stronger storms.
Monday will be another calm day for the beaches. Avoid the beach if possible. Debris and bacteria will still be an issue after Hurricane Nicole. The rip current risk will moderate. Surf will be around 4 feet tomorrow. If you decide to go in the water, make sure to swim next to a lifeguard.
Monday will be a wonderful fall day for the parks. Temperatures will peak at 77 degrees tomorrow.
A rainy day for Sunday, this will kick start a wet week ahead. There will be a 60% chance of rain tomorrow. The highest coverage for rain will be Tuesday and Wednesday with a system coming out of the Gulf. Good news is rain chances will slim by Thanksgiving.
The tropics are calm with no activity expected within the next five days. The hurricane season continues until November 30th.
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Depend on the FOX 35 Storm Team for your daily weather forecast.