Heavy rain forecast for Friday night football in Central Florida

Officials track wave in Atlantic Ocean


ORLANDO, Fla. – Week 2 of the high school football season in Central Florida could be a lot like Week 1: wet.

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"Lots of moisture and energy are in place across Central Florida as a boundary stretches from the Tampa area all the way over to Daytona Beach," Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.  "That boundary is like a mini-front, acting as a focal point for more storms into the afternoon on Friday."

Bridges said some afternoon storms could be strong, with winds up to 50 miles per hour and heavy rain.

"Some storms will last into the start of some high school football games, with heavy rain and some lightning," Bridges said.

More rain will be on and off into Saturday and Sunday as an area of low pressure will be centered in parts of Georgia though the weekend.

"Rain is needed in Volusia County," said Bridges, adding that Daytona Beach has a deficit of .93 inches since January 1.

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The high temperature in Orlando on Friday will be 92 degrees.  The average high temperature is 91.

Meanwhile, a wave has formed near the Cape Verde Islands.

"This wave isn't very organized, but it has a 30 percent chance for development in the next five days," Bridges said.

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