When will it rain again in Central Florida?

Rain chances jump to 50 percent Sunday in Orlando area

By Troy Bridges - Meteorologist

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Central Florida forecast calls for a toasty Friday, but rain chances are on the rise for the later part of the weekend.

"Once again, were pinpointing a dry day across Central Florida," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.

The high in Orlando will hit 88 degrees Friday. The average high on this date is 83. The record high is 96, set in 1908.

"While we won't be close to records, we will be heading near 90 through the weekend," Bridges said.

Rain chances stand at 20 percent Saturday.

"Expect a 50 percent coverage of rain on Sunday as a front moves in," Bridges said. "By Monday, rain chances will be at 30 percent."

Orlando is more than 7.3 inches below the average rainfall total for the year.

Highs will be in the mid-80s on Sunday and the low 80s on Monday.

Tracking the tropics.

"We are watching what is now Tropical Storm Arlene, which is about 2,000 miles away from Florida and moving away every hour," Bridges said.

Arlene is packing winds of 50 mph and is moving northwest at 28 mph near Nova Scotia.

"This tropical storm will be dying out Friday or Saturday and not an impact land," Bridges said.

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