Fall arrives in Central Florida on wet note

High temperatures in upper 80s in Orlando

Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:08:52 AM EST   Updated On: Sep 23 2013 02:25:29 PM EDT
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ORLANDO, Fla. -

Fall arrived in Central Florida on a wet note. 

Monday marked the first full day of autumn and the chance of rain remains at 70 percent, thanks to a cold front to the north.  That system will stall across Central Florida, keeping the forecast wetter than normal through midweek.

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Heavy rain is moving northeast around 15 to 20 miles per hour.  According to radar estimates, the most intense showers have been dropping between 1 to 2 inches of rain per hour.

Even though fall is here, Central Florida is still officially in its wet season.  The dry season begins around October 15. 

The mean rainfall in Orlando for the month of September is just over 6 inches.  That drops to about 3.3 inches for October.

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