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Fire weather watches, warnings in effect for parts of Florida

ByRandall B. Phelps

Apr 19, 2022

WHAT IS THE WEATHER FORECAST AROUND ORLANDO TODAY?
Today’s high forecast: 79 degrees
The minimum forecast for tomorrow: 58 degrees

MAIN WEATHER ISSUES:
Gusty north-northeast winds will develop today as high pressure settles in the region. While this breeze makes for a beautiful and comfortable day overall, it also comes with a few dangers. Small craft advisories are in place in coastal waters with seas exceeding 7 feet offshore. This will likely be the case for the rest of the week. Forest fires are also a concern. Low relative humidity, dry soils and gusty winds can spread fires quickly, outdoor burning is NOT RECOMMENDED, just say NO!

“If wildfires were to start, they could spread very quickly today,” said FOX 35 Storm team chief meteorologist Jayme King.

Red flag warnings are in place for Polk, Pinellas, Hillsborough and Sarasota counties.

Vigils are indeed around Orlando, across northwest Volusia and Lake County.

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WHAT IS THE WEATHER FOR WALT DISNEY WORLD, UNIVERSAL AND SEAWORLD?
Picture perfect at theme parks today. Comfortable highs in the upper 70s, windy and sunny

WHAT IS THE WEATHER FORECAST FOR CENTRAL FLORIDA BEACHES?
Beach weather seems okay locally. There will be quite a bit of wind but the sun will be on our side. The surf will build rapidly today as increasing ocean swells and gusty breezes combine forces. Rip currents will be a problem, especially as the tides drop. The tides will fall after noon on all the beaches in the area.

LOOKING AHEAD:
The good weather continues in the region throughout the weekend. Anticyclones will gradually return in the 80s, easterly breezes will continue.

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