Picture perfect weather is in store for East Central Florida for several days to come. In somewhat classic fashion, the immediate coast (aka - east of A1A) never got below 60 degrees last night. Areas west of the rivers didn't 'scape out quite as nicely with lows in the lower 50s. Most areas across the Central portion of the state were generally in the mid-50s though, so overall not a bad way at all to start what will be a 'chamber of commerce' weekend.
Under almost cloudless skies, we will likely get up to around 77 today at the heat of the day, with areas around Orlando flirting with the big 8-0. And such will be the case for the entire upcoming week. In fact, by Wednesday the coast may be in the 70s round the clock. Low in the very low 70s and high in the upper 70s. You might notice today that if you are in a wind protected area facing south it will feel much warmer, and if you are in a north facing area in the shade it will feel cooler...
The wind today should be out of the NW-NNW at about 15mph...but again near calm over night. By Wednesday, though, a pretty steady east wind will have set up (which will keep those overnight lows warmer and daytime highs cooler)...thus a very small temperature difference between day and night. Along with those east winds will be patches of low-mid level clouds, but for the most part these will be of little impact to anyone other than the most tentative sky watcher.
Although some models are hinting at some very light, low topped showers associated with these clouds patches, I'm leaving that mention out for now. That's a good 4 days away, and being as their impact will be minimal at most, I thought it better to just leave showers out of the outlook until timing of any such activity can be ascertained. Enjoy, and relish in the fact that we're not one of those 10s of thousands still without power in Virginia due to the effects of "Nor'Ida"...speaking of which is slowly meandering away from the U.S. coast, and if you can believe it, is forecast to be 'centered' way east of, all places, Miami by late Wednesday...but we are talking WAY east.