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Warm and Dry for Daytona 500 Sunday

ORLANDO, Fla. — A warm afternoon is ahead for Central Florida and the Daytona 500. Temperatures today will reach the low to mid-80s under partly sunny skies.

Southerly winds will help warm temperatures into the 80s this afternoon. There could be some patchy fog to start, but today will be a dry afternoon.

Rain chances do return for President’s Day. A frontal boundary will stall out to the north. This frontal boundary combined with southerly winds will draw in enough moisture to spark a few showers on Monday. It will not be a washout, but there could be some rain to dodge in the afternoon.

Temperatures will reach the middle to upper 80s tomorrow with morning temperatures starting out in the middle to upper 60s.

Clouds and rain chances increase slightly for Tuesday and Wednesday. The coverage of rain will be 30 to 40 percent for mid-week.

The low rain chances (20 percent) will continue into next weekend with no significant cool down in sight. Highs will continue to reach the low to mid-80s into next weekend. Morning temperatures will only dip into the 60s.

BEACH AND BOATING FORECAST

There will be a moderate chop on the intracoastal today with winds that will be increasing out of the south. The winds will start out at 5 to 10 knots out of the south before increasing up to 10 to 15 knots later today. Seas will be 2 to 3 feet.

Surfing conditions will be poor to fair to start then poor later today. Wave heights will only be 1 to 2 feet. Ocean temperatures in the chilly 50s and 60s. The rip current threat is elevated. Be sure to apply the sunscreen, the UV  index will be high today and at an eight.

 

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