Tropical depression forms near Bahamas

Rain chances slim in Orlando for next few days

ORLANDO, Fla. - A tropical depression has formed east of the Bahamas, but it's too early to tell if it will have any impact on Florida.

T.D. 16 formed Thursday about 460 miles east of Miami, and computer models vary on its future path.  If it strengthens, the storm would be named Patty.

"It has a decent chance of getting caught up in a cold front that recently stalled over Central Florida, and it could just weaken," Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.

Meanwhile, a tropical wave east of the Lesser Antilles has a 50 percent chance of further development.  Computer models show it tracking north, and it won't have an impact on Florida.

Central Floridians woke up to cooler weather Thursday morning as dry air has taken hold over the region.

The high in Orlando is expected to reach 86 degrees, with an overnight low of 68.  There's no chance of rain in the forecast for the next couple of days. 

"Certainly, these will be great days to be outside," Bridges said.

Similar conditions are expected through the weekend, although there's a 20 percent chance of rain on Sunday.

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