MELBOURNE, Fla. — The high temperature in Melbourne was enough to set a new record for the day Sunday.
Melbourne reached 86 degrees Sunday, surpassing the old record of 84 for December 19.
The previous record had been set three times, most recently in 1990.
The streak of 80-degree days in Central Florida is forecast to end Sunday as the Christmas holiday approaches.
Isolated storms will be possible into Sunday evening, particularly on the coast, as a cold front passes through the area overnight.
More isolated showers are possible Monday with the highest chance for rain falling later in the day and into the evening.
Tuesday will be a weather alert day as a strong storm threat is expected to arrive in the overnight hours late Monday into Tuesday.
Severe storms will be possible starting early Tuesday morning continuing into the afternoon hours.
The storm system will be followed by a wave of cold air setting up a pleasant day for Christmas.
Cox Media Group