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Severe thunderstorm warning issued in Central Fla.

Wet weekend on tap

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ORLANDO, Fla. – A severe thunderstorm warning is issued in Central Florida as storms move through the region.

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The storm warning was effective in southeastern southeastern Brevard County and northern Indian River County through 4:15 p.m.

Meanwhile, the rain is expected to continue through the weekend.

"Rain chances will again be high Friday through the weekend as we track the west coast sea breeze, pushing storms from west to east," Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. 

Rain chances jump to 70 percent on Saturday and Sunday.

High temperatures will be 89 on Saturday and Sunday. The average high in Orlando is 92.

"As we track the tropics, we continue to see that area of low pressure developed well off the coast of Africa," Bridges said.  "The low only has a 20 percent chance of development within the next five days."

Meanwhile, an area of low pressure has no chance of development off the Carolina coast within the next five days.

By the way, if anything strange happens to you Friday, you would be right in saying that it was "once in a blue moon."

The July 31 appearance of the month's second full moon will be the first such occurrence in the Americas since August 2012. Every month has a full moon, but because the lunar cycle and the calendar year aren't perfectly synched, about every three years we wind up with two in the same calendar month.


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