Workweek starts with strong storms in Central Florida; Tropical depression forms

System not expected to impact weather in Orlando

Published On: Jun 17 2013 07:42:13 AM EDT   Updated On: Jun 17 2013 11:13:15 AM EDT
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ORLANDO, Fla. -

A tropical depression near Belize will move over Mexico in the coming days, but it's not expected to impact the weather in Central Florida.

The depression is moving toward the west-northwest at about 13 mph and has maximum sustained winds near 35 mph.

The system is not expected to strengthen before landfall.  If the depression were to form into a tropical storm, it would be named Barry.

Be sure to track the topics with the new, free hurricane app from Local 6.

After a stormy early Monday morning, Central Florida will see a brief dry spell before afternoon rains again hit the region.

"A new round of rain will move in by 2 o'clock in the afternoon, with some strong winds and lightning," said Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said, adding that rain will cover about 50 percent of the area.

High temperatures on Monday will reach 93 degrees in the Orlando area.  Overnight lows will be in the mid-70s.

Rain chances will be on and off at 40 percent through the end of the week, and highs will stay in the low and mid-90s into the weekend.