Record-breaking heat recorded in Melbourne Sunday

MELBOURNE, Fla. — The high temperature in Melbourne was enough to set a new record for the day Sunday.

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Melbourne reached 86 degrees Sunday, surpassing the old record of 84 for December 19.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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