2 systems continue to develop in tropics

More rain in Central Florida forecast

By Troy Bridges - Meteorologist

ORLANDO, Fla. - If you were hoping a new workweek would bring a new forecast, you're out of luck.

"We are pinpointing sea breeze storms Monday afternoon, mainly after the lunch hour," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.

Rain chances will be as high as 60 percent, with some strong winds, lightning and heavy rain.

Expect a high of 88 in Orlando.

"Before those storms develop, we will see light rain off and on at times because of a tropical system that is moving into the Gulf of Mexico," Bridges said. "That system has a 90 percent chance of development within the next five days. It also has an 80 percent chance of development within the next two days."

Models bring it somewhere between Texas and the panhandle of Florida by the middle of the week, probably late Wednesday, Bridges said.

"The question is, 'How much will it develop?' It could become a tropical depression or even strengthen enough to be a tropical storm, which would give it the name Bret," he said. "The system will not give us a direct impact, but it will bring light rain on and off from Monday through the middle of the week as it moves along the Gulf Coast region."

There's another area of low pressure in the Atlantic.

"We're calling it potential tropical cyclone No. 2," Bridges said. "Right now, it's moving west at 23 mph and it continues to strengthen."

The system has a 90 percent chance of development over the next two days.

"Models for this system bring it due west, just south of the Lesser Antilles about a week from now," Bridges said.

Despite all the recent rain, Orlando is 8.10 inches below the average rainfall total for the year.

The first day of summer is Wednesday. It officially begins at 12:24 a.m.

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