One of the most exciting weekends of the year in Central Florida is here! It’s time for the Daytona 500. This will be the 60th running of the “Great American Race.” Sometimes that seems like a long time, other times it seems like we’ve had this race for all time. No matter how it strikes you its officially the 60th. Here’s to it being a classic.

All week long we have been dealing with above normal temps. Today was no exception. In Orlando the high made it up to 85. We missed the record high by 2 degrees. The record on this date is 87 from back in 2001. In Daytona Beach the high today was 80. The normal for Daytona Beach this time of year is 71.

The overnight lows this week have been just cool enough to produce patchy fog. Tonight the low in Orlando is set to go to the mid 60s. That will be cool enough for patchy fog to make a return. It looks to me like the fog will be worse north of the I-4 corridor in Orlando. That would mean Daytona Beach will wake up to fog both Saturday and Sunday morning. But that fog will burn off before 9 or 10 and the race day forecast is good to go. Look for the high on Sunday in Daytona to be 78.




With the weekend looking great I just want to serve up a reminder that all of your favs from News 6 will be spending time at the Sea Food Festival in Brevard county.  Julie and Troy Bridges will be there from 1 until 4 p.m. Saturday.  Matt Austin, Ginger Gadsden, Lisa Bell, and I will all be there from 4 until 7 p.m. Saturday afternoon.  Come see us…the weather is going to be near perfection.

Oh, and for the record, I’m pulling for Danica Patrick to win the 500. I mean come now, how cool would that be for her to win it all on her last try? As the father of a house full of girls I would love nothing better than to have a woman win. So good luck Danica. God Speed!

See you all on News 6.

Bye now.