Tracking the Tropics: Wave expected to be next tropical storm

Rain forecasted for Central Fla. through the week

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ORLANDO, Fla. - As the rest of Central Florida heads back to school on Monday, rain is expected in the afternoon and into the evening hours.

Local 6 meteorologist Troy  Bridges said the main threats residents can expect are lightning, strong winds up to 60 mph or greater and heavy rain.


Bridges said the cause of the rain is moisture in place at the surface, and in the upper levels of the atmosphere. Some storms could rotate near the coast of Volusia and Brevard counties.

Rain chances will stay high through Wednesday, with 60 percent chance of rain on Tuesday and 50 percent chance on Wednesday. Temperatures are expected to be highs of 90-92 degrees through the week, with lows in the mid-70s.

Tracking the Tropics:

As "Gordon" moves away from the Azores and closer to Portugal and Spain, it will weaken.

On the horizon is a new tropical wave east of the Lesser Antilles that will likely become Tropical Storm Isaac by Tuesday. Computer models bring it westward, with an 80 percent chance of it becoming a tropical storm, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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