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Central Florida Weather This Week

We’re just a few days away from Christmas and people are flocking to Central Florida. The weather at this time of year can be all over the place, which is why it’s always a good idea to check the forecast one last time before you leave for your Walt Disney World vacation.

If you think that December in the Sunshine State means that there will be no rain, you could be mistaken this week. The daily summer storms are gone, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be any precipitation. There is no such thing as typical Orlando weather at this time of year.

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The highest chance of rain this week is on Tuesday, December 21. There is a good chance of thundershowers all day long. These storms could be severe at times. The high temperature on Tuesday is expected to be around 75 degrees.

Tuesday’s rain will also bring in a cold front. A cold front in Florida doesn’t mean the same thing as in most parts of the country. The temperatures on Wednesday and Thursday will be comfortable, with the highs in the mid to upper 60s.

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If your week before Christmas plans include a day or two at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, make sure that it is open the morning that you intend to visit. Disney’s Blizzard Beach will often remain closed if the temperature is not expected to reach 70 degrees. If there is lightning in the area, all of the attractions will close.

So far, the weather forecast for Christmas Eve day and Christmas looks ideal. There is just a slight chance of rain on both days; it’s not enough to be concerned about. The high temperature should be in the mid to upper 70s on both days, and sunny skies are forecast.

When packing, don’t forget to throw a light jacket or sweater into your suitcase. December in Florida can be chilly after the sun goes down. Pack the sunscreen as well, because in Florida you can burn in any type of weather.

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About Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.