The northwest to north winds behind the weak cold front that pushed across Central Florida on Wednesday will pull a cooler air mass into the area tonight. Temperatures are expected to drop down in the 50s by midnight. The temperatures should range from the upper 40s and around 50 west of Interstate 4 to the mid 50s from Orlando south and the upper 50s at the coast and beaches south of Vero Beach. High cloudiness moving in from the Gulf of Mexico may slow down the rate of temperature dropping after midnight.
A weak cool frontal boundary aligns from near Sebastian through south Osceola County and southwestward towards Longboat Key on the west Florida coast. Low stratus clouds will be associated with this front for a time, with clearing once it passes southward. Increasing sunshine this afternoon will allow temperatures to soar to 70 to 74 degrees near the I-4 corridor and mid 70s further southward.
A moderate rip current risk exists once again at the Atlantic beaches. If you must enter the chilly surf do not do so alone and always swim within sight of a lifeguard.