Where’d you go Summer?🏖️
Weather forecast remix 🎧 🌡️☔Talk about a mixed bag of weather this week! Hey pinpoint weather insiders, it’s meteorologist Candace Campos, filling in for Troy Bridges who’s on vacation, talking about a wet start to your weekend. For more details on your weather forecast, click here for a breakdown. After a taste of summer last weekend, this little cool down we have right now is nice, huh? Click here to read about five times snow went on spring break in Florida.
Heavy rain falling across Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. – A front moving through Central Florida on Friday is bringing a chance for showers and thundershowers through the afternoon. Ahead of the front, expect high temperatures in the low and mid-70s. On Thursday, Orlando saw a high temperature of 87 degrees, tying the record of 87 set in 1962. Orlando also saw a trace of rain, putting its deficit at 1.01 inches since Jan. 1, Bridges said. The record high for Friday’s date is 88 degrees, set in 1962.
Central Florida could feel record heat before cold front drops temps in time for weekend
ORLANDO, Fla. – News 6 meteorologists are pinpointing a new front that will move across Central Florida by Friday afternoon and evening. It hasn’t made its way here yet but once it does, it will bring heavy rain and a few thunderstorms. Wednesday’s high was only 68 degrees. The record high for Wednesday’s date was 88 degrees set in 1944. The record high for Thursday is 87 degrees, which was set in 1962.
🌀Bye Hurricane season, hello cold air 🧤
If you’re like me, you don’t mind a brief blast of cold air as long as the usual Florida warm-up happens. Hurricane season officially came to a close a few days ago, but not before setting several new records. Forecasting Change: Hurricane weirdness 🌊I’m Chief meteorologist Tom Sorrells, and this week in Forecasting Change I want to say goodbye to the 2020 Hurricane Season. We all breathed a huge sigh of relief as the season officially came to an end on Nov. 30. Click here to see how it impacted this very strange hurricane season.
Fun while it lasted: After a few cool and breezy days, a warmup is on the way
ORLANDO, Fla. – Central Florida is getting one more chilly start Thursday before warmer air moves into Central Florida. As some dry air sticks around with a northerly wind, temperatures will start out in the 40s and 50s once again. More humid air moves in by the afternoon with a shift in the wind out of the northeast. The National Hurricane Center is giving it a 10% chance of formation over the next five days. The Hurricane Center is giving it a 20 percent chance of development over the next five days.
UPDATE: Here’s how Eta will impact Central Florida
As of Wednesday morning, Tropical Storm Eta was 130 miles west-southwest of Fort Myers, dumping rain and packing 70 mph winds as it moved north-northeast at 15 mph. Several Central Florida counties are under tropical storm warnings and watches. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 24 hours. Tropical storm force winds begin by 4AM Thursday. Latest wind advisory issued in Volusia County (WKMG)Tropical Storm warning released in Central Florida.
Flooding closes Volusia County road as Tropical Storm Eta hovers near Florida
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – An area of North Beach Street in Volusia County is closed Monday due to flooding, according to a news release. The Volusia County Road and Bridge Division announced the emergency road closure of North Beach Street from Inglesa Avenue to Pine Tree Drive in Ormond Beach as Tropical Storm Eta remained off Florida’s coast. [TRENDING: Eta drenches Florida | 2 killed in Orange County crash | Biden names COVID-19 task force]“Extreme tidal conditions have resulted in elevated water levels, causing the road to become inundated with water,” officials said in the release. [COUNTY-BY-COUNTY: Here’s how Eta will impact Central Florida]Residents of areas along Central Florida’s coast can expect to feel more of Eta’s impacts throughout the day. According to News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges, gusty winds, flooding and beach erosion are all possible along Central Florida’s coast.
Here’s how Eta will impact Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. – ***10:25 p.m. Nov. 9 update***The impacts of Tropical Storm Eta for the Central Florida area are starting to lessen. ***Original***Tropical Storm Eta is churning in the Gulf of Mexico, bringing big changes to Central Florida’s forecast. Central Florida is already feeling the impacts of Eta, particularly along its coastal counties. (WKMG)In the meantime, Central Florida is already feeling the impacts of Eta, particularly along its coastal counties. Central impactsIn interior portions of Central Florida, residents should stay weather aware as tornadoes are possible, according to Bridges.
Track vs. computer models: Where’s Eta headed?
In Central Florida, Brevard County, closed schools Monday as outer bands could lash the area with drenching rains. Everyone wants to know where Eta is headed in the coming days, but the official track and the latest computer models differ on the storm’s path. This track will likely shift West if the models continue to move ETA West (farther into the Gulf). News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said the official track is based, in part, on the models, so changes to the track could be on the way. pic.twitter.com/eESxtnv8kK — Troy Bridges (@TroyNews6) November 9, 2020In the video player below, check the track, models, satellite, radar and more.
LIVE TRACK, MODELS, MORE: Florida now in the cone for Hurricane Delta
ORLANDO, Fla. – Hurricane Delta formed Monday evening near Jamaica and now the latest track shows a portion of Florida’s Panhandle in the storm’s cone. Delta was upgraded from a tropical storm to a hurricane during NHC’s 8 p.m. advisory. Here is the 11 p.m. advisory and forecast track for #Delta from the National Hurricane Center. The post-tropical cyclone is currently centered along the northern coast of the Yucatan peninsula and will move inland through Monday,” the latest advisory read. Government officials in Mexico canceled the tropical warning and tropical storm watch along the northern coast of the Yucatan peninsula Monday afternoon, according to the NHC.
Storms move through Central Florida before cooldown arrives
ORLANDO, Fla. – The sea breeze storms will be at it again Tuesday afternoon like Monday, starting after 2 p.m. Temperatures will be in the upper 80s before the heavy rain moves in but get ready for big changes as a cold front moves in Wednesday. We have a surplus since Sept. 1 of 4.28 inches. The record high for Sept. 28 in Orlando is 96 set in 1921. Pinpointing the tropicsA broad area of low pressure is expected to form over the western Caribbean Sea in a few days.
Storms soak Central Florida
More showers and thunderstorms are on the way, especially after 5 p.m.Expect a high temperature of 88° on Monday. Rain chance to stay high through Tuesday at 80% but they Wednesday rain chances taper off to 30%. “Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action and should be prepared to leave if flooding develops.”On Sunday, in Orlando, the high temperature reached 92°. Also on Sunday, in Orlando we had 1.51 inches of rain putting our surplus at one point to 6 inches since Jan. 1. We have a surplus of 4.27 inches of rain since Sept. 1.
Sea breeze storms bring crazy rain to Central Florida
Heavy rain fell across the region Thursday, and another round of sea breeze storms is expected to bring a deluge to Central Florida on Friday. Lots of humid air in place and the sea breezes will help to fire up storms. If the launch is scrubbed, SpaceX will try Sunday, but rain chances then are 60%. With added clouds, lightning and heavy rain, there will be a lot to battle to get the rocket in the sky, Bridges said. The chance of rain in the Orlando area currently stands at 40% Monday before dropping to 20% Tuesday through Thursday.
Wet season: More sea breeze storms to fire up in Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. Wet season has begun in Florida, meaning most days will consist of the possibility sea breeze storms in the Orlando area. Orlando on Thursday will reach a high near 93 degrees, with feels like temperatures in the upper 90s. Rain chances stand at 60%. Fridays high will be near 90, with a good chance of more storms. Rain chances stand at 70% on Saturday and Sunday.
LIVE RADAR: Tropical system continues to drench Central Florida
Published: May 26, 2020, 5:56 am Updated: May 26, 2020, 12:40 pmORLANDO, Fla. Get ready for some more rain. An area of low pressure continues to be centered over South and Central Florida, bringing tropical moisture to the Orlando area for the next couple of days. The National Hurricane Center says the system has a 20% chance of development within the next two days and a 20% chance over the next five days. Regardless of development, heavy rain could cause flash flooding over portions of Florida, News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. Rip currents and high seas will be a big issue as winds gusts pick up.Orlando will reach a high near 86 Tuesday, with a 50% coverage of rain.
Sea breeze storm season arrives in Florida
Orlando will reach a high of 94, with a 40% coverage of afternoon storms. It seems the wet season has begun across Central Florida as the east coast sea breeze will once again fire up, News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. Expect rain chances at 30% on Saturday and 20% on Sunday, Bridges said. It will not be a washout, but expect a slight increase in rain chances on Memorial Day. We will see on and off scattered afternoon showers every day through though next week.Watch News 6 for more weather coverage.
90s linger for a few hot days in Central Florida
Published: May 20, 2020, 5:57 am Updated: May 20, 2020, 7:43 pmORLANDO, Fla. It will be another day of highs in the 90s in Central Florida. Orlando will reach a high near 91 degrees Wednesday, with the feels like temperature in the mid- to upper 90s. We are pinpointing low rain chances at only 10%, News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. Highs will stay in the low 90s for the next few days. Memorial Day wont be a washout, but there will be a 30% coverage of rain, with a high near 90.
Light rain early, sunshine late in Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. Theres a 30% chance of rain Tuesday in Central Florida, but the sun is expected to break out later in the day. Theres a 10% chance for rain Wednesday, with rain chances returning to 40% on Friday and Saturday. By late Monday, storm watches and warnings that had been in effect for parts of the North Carolina coast were canceled. The Hurricane Center said Arthur was moving northeast at 16 mph (26 kph) Monday afternoon as its center pulled away from the U.S. mainland. As of late Monday, the storms center was located about 110 miles (175 kilometers) northeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
Rain rolling into parts of Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. Central Florida is kicking off the workweek with a chance for severe weather. Central Florida can expect to see storms build in with a front and an area of low pressure stretching through the Gulf of Mexico. Bridges said rain chances will stick around for the next couple of days. Rain chances will be at 30% for the weekend. You can find everything you need to prepare your home and family for storm season at ClickOrlando.com/Hurricane.
Wave in tropics could soon get a name. Heres how itll impact Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. An area of low pressure in the tropics could soon become the first named storm of the 2020 hurricane season -- weeks before the season even begins. According to Bridges, the disturbance will actually bring drier conditions to Central Floridas forecast later this weekend. The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs through Nov. 30. Though its a couple of weeks away, experts suggest Floridians prepare for strong weather before the start of storm season. Visit ClickOrlando.com/Hurricane for everything you need to prep your family, pets and home for hurricane season.
Drastic changes coming to Central Florida after near-record high
ORLANDO, Fla. - Big changes are on the way to Central Florida. Orlando will reach a high near 86 degrees Tuesday, with a 10% chance of rain. "Behind the front, expect a high of only 69 on Wednesday, with slim rain chances," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. Another front moves in Friday, increasing rain chances to 60%. Watch News 6 and stay with ClickOrlando.com for more weather coverage.
2 nice days, then another cooldown hits Central Florida
"As high pressure builds into Central Florida, rain chances will be out of the forecast," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "Dry stable air will remain in place before winds begin to shift, bringing minimal rain chances Tuesday." The Florida Panhandle could see lows near the freezing point. "Temperatures rebound into the upper 70s on Thursday and mid- to upper 70s from Friday through the weekend," Bridges said. pic.twitter.com/WtI1OQUShe Troy Bridges (@TroyNews6) November 11, 2019Copyright 2019 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.
Front brings rain, cooler temperatures to Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - A front will bring rain into Central Florida on Friday. Orlando will reach a high of 82 degrees, near the average high of 80. "Some rain will linger into the evening and possibly into the early morning hours Saturday." "Expect morning lows in the 50s and 60s on Saturday and Sunday, with afternoon highs in the mid- and upper 70s both weekend days," Bridges said. Veterans Day on Monday will be mostly dry with a high near 80.
Hot day on tap, but cooldown on the way
ORLANDO, Fla. - Dense fog will blanket portions of Central Florida early Thursday before heat becomes the weather story of the day. Orlando will reach a high near 87, with a 20% chance of rain. "We will pinpoint a brand new front moving into Central Florida on Friday," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "This front will increase rain chances to 50% and lower temperatures." "Temperatures warm back to the low 80s for the start of next week on Veterans Day, with rain chances at 20-30%," Bridges said.
More rain expected in Central Florida, but cooldown on the way
ORLANDO, Fla. - Wednesday started with some fog across Central Florida, but rain will be the main weather story. Orlando will reach a high of 86, with a 40% chance of rain. "If you have outdoor plans, it will be hot but at least it won't rain," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. Expect a 50% coverage of rain and a high of 79 as a front moves into the region. "This front will bring a big cooldown for the weekend," Bridges said..
Meandering front to bring clouds, rain to Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - A front will meander across Central Florida, causing cloud cover and a 50% chance of rain for the next couple of days. Rain chances dip to 10% Thursday, with a high of 87. "A new front moves in to Central Florida by Friday, increasing rain chances to 60%," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "Behind the front, expect highs in the mid- and upper 70s Saturday and Sunday, with rain chances at 10-20%. "There is currently nothing to pinpoint in the tropics," Bridges said.
Series of fronts brings rain to Central Florida this week
ORLANDO, Fla. - Rain returns to the Central Florida forecast Monday, but it won't be a washout. "As it moves north into Central Florida, it will be a focal point for scattered showers and even a few thunderstorms." Behind the front, rain chances will be 20% Wednesday and 10% Thursday. "A new boundary on Friday increases rain chances back to 50%, but lowers rain chances in time for the weekend down to 20%," Bridges said. Daytona Beach, meanwhile, has a yearly rain surplus of 9.29 inches.
Brrrring on the cool air: Back-to-back cold fronts coming to Orlando area
Central Florida is expecting one cool blast of air after another the next few days. Theres no big need to grab the umbrella as rain chances will not be all that high, according to News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges. Rain chances will be nonexistent Friday evening behind the front. Temperatures rebound to the low and mid-80s for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with rain chances between 20 and 30%. The system only has a 10% chance of development within the next two days, as well as the next five days, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Record Halloween heat possible before cooldown hits Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - Temperatures are looking spooky for Halloween in Central Florida, but hang in there for a cooldown coming soon. Trick-or-treat forecastAfter a morning of patchy fog in Central Florida, high temperatures and low rain chances will once again bring the heat. After 7 p.m., rain chances drop to only 10%, with temperatures in the mid- and upper 70s through the evening. Cooldown coming soonAfter all the heat, Central Florida deserves a blast of cooler air, right? Rain chances increase with a secondary front by Saturday afternoon and evening for 40%.
Above-average heat continues, but cooldown coming soon
"We have been running 10 degrees above the average, but yesterday one degree shy of tying a record," Bridges said. The record high for Wednesday's date is 94 degrees, set in 1934. Also on Tuesday, Daytona Beach was just one degree shy of tying its record of 89 degrees, set in 2009, Bridges said. "We will warm once again to 89 degrees on Thursday for Halloween, but rain chances will be lower at 20%," Bridges said. Temperatures will be in the lower 80s for Monday and Tuesday, with rain chances between 20 and 30%, according to Bridges.
Highs near 90, rain continue in Central Florida
Expect temperatures in the mid-70s Thursday evening, with rain chances only at 20%. Rain chances remain lower but still in the forecast through the weekend. According to Bridges, the average high in Orlando is 82 degrees, a few degrees cooler than Central Florida is expected to feel this week. Expect a high of 90 on Monday and a high in the upper 80s Tuesday through the end of the week. Daytona Beach saw .32 inches of rain Sunday, putting its surplus at 9.97 inches since Jan. 1.
Rain, storms move through Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - Rain is moving through Central Florida on Friday and will remain in the forecast through most of the weekend. "There will be the chance for a couple of strong to severe storms Friday, with a 50% coverage of rain," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. The depression is moving north at 16 mph with wind speeds of 35 mph. Here is the track for Tropical Depression Seventeen. pic.twitter.com/rMoPBpL8SL Troy Bridges (@TroyNews6) October 25, 2019Watch News 6 for more coverage.
Tropical depression 17 forms in Gulf of Mexico
ORLANDO, Fla. - Tropical depression 17 has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and has its eye set on Louisiana. Florida is out of the cone and will not feel any impact from the system, according to News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges. The depression is moving north at 16 mph with wind speeds of 35 mph. The system would be upgraded from a tropical depression to a tropical storm if wind speeds reached 39 mph, but Bridges said that likely won't happen. Instead, the storm will make its way north Friday but will likely begin to die out Saturday as it moves up through the middle of the country.
Rain returns to Central Florida forecast, but how long will it linger?
ORLANDO, Fla. - Rain returns to the Central Florida forecast Thursday. Orlando's yearly rain deficit is 5.48 inches. Daytona Beach, meanwhile, has a yearly rain surplus of 10.01 inches. Some development of the system is possible over the next couple days, but it will likely not impact Florida, Bridges said. "It will likely be absorbed by a front in the Gulf of Mexico," Bridges said.
Spectacular! Comfortable weather visits Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - It may be short-lived, but cooler weather reached Central Florida on Wednesday. Orlando tied a record high of 92, set in 2006, Tuesday, but Wednesday's high will be about 10 degrees cooler. "Lower humidity and very low rain chances with lots of sunshine will lead to a spectacular day across Central Florida," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. [RELATED: How we pretend it's fall in Florida without the fall weather]Rain chances return to the forecast Thursday at 50%. pic.twitter.com/ASkoFtvW21 Troy Bridges (@TroyNews6) October 23, 2019Pinpointing the tropicsUnorganized showers and thunderstorms over the Yucatn Peninsula associated with the tropical wave is expected to move west-northwest over the far southwestern Gulf of Mexico by late Thursday.
One. More. Day. Cooldown coming to Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - Highs will hit 90 degrees Tuesday in Central Florida, with a 30% chance of rain, but the big weather news is that a cooldown is on the way. "A front will bring changes for the next couple of days," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. Wednesday's high will be 82 in Orlando, with a very slim chance of rain. [RELATED: How we pretend it's fall in Florida without the fall weather | Coolest you should keep your home is 78 degrees, federal program recommends]Highs Thursday and Friday will reach the mid-80s, but rain chances jump to 50%. Rain chances will be 30 to 40% over the weekend.
LIVE RADAR: Rain moves across Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - Big weather changes are on the way to Central Florida thanks to a new front. "The front will move in by Wednesday, bringing comfortable conditions Wednesday afternoon and virtually no rain," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "Before the front, however, expect rain chances to increase." Rain chances dip to 30% Tuesday, with a high near 90. In Daytona Beach, however, there's a yearly rain surplus of10.31 inches.
Nice weekend on tap in Central Florida as rain, rain goes away
Rain chances will be much lower across Central Florida as dry air builds in. "Expect a 20% chance of rain Friday, with 10% rain chances from Saturday through Tuesday," Bridges said. Pinpointing the tropicsA low pressure system off the northeastern mid-Atlantic coast of the United States is producing rain and a few thunderstorms. The system is moving away from the United States and has a 20% chance of development within the next five days. It has a 20% chance to develop tropical characteristics over the next five days.
A little more rain before picture-perfect weekend in Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - More rain will fall across Central Florida on Thursday, but it won't be as widespread as the past few days. The chance of rain will be 40% in Orlando, with a high of 87 degrees. Highs will be in the mid-80s from Friday into next week, with virtually no chance of rain. Daytona Beach has a rain surplus of more than 7 inches for the year, but Orlando has a rain deficit of 7.61 inches in 2019. "Remember, the official readings come from National Weather Service sites around Central Florida," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.
I've got that Friday feeling
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Rain mostly stays away this weekend in Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - Rain chances will remain low over the weekend in Central Florida. Expect a 20% chance of rain Friday and on Saturday, with highs near 91. Rain chances increase to 30% Sunday. Orlando's yearly rain deficit stands at 7.26 inches. "With very little rain chances in the next few days, the fire danger will continue to be an issue across Central Florida," Bridges said.
Rain creeps back into Central Florida forecast
ORLANDO, Fla. - Rain has returned to the Central Florida forecast. Expect a 30% coverage of rain Monday afternoon, with highs in the upper 80s and a few wind gusts up to 20 mph. "Rain is definitely needed across Central Florida due to an elevated fire danger," Bridges said. "Many areas are seeing deficits in rain totals for the month as well as for the entire year." Rain chances will remain at 20% to 30% all week, with high temperatures close to the average of 88 degrees.
Track, models: Tropical Storm Karen holding on -- for now
Tropical Storm Karen is a very minimal tropical storm Friday morning, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. Karen is about 350 miles southeast of Bermuda and is moving northeast at 8 mph. "The current track has Karen weakening to an area of low pressure before possibly bringing some rain to the northern Bahamas if it holds together at all next week," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. Meanwhile, Hurricane Lorenzo is a major Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph. As high pressure continues to dominate, expect dry air and very low rain chances on Friday and Saturday.
Track, models: Is the end near for Tropical Storm Karen?
ORLANDO, Fla. - Could the end be near for Tropical Storm Karen? 11 p.m.News 6 Chief Meteorologist Tom Sorrells said the latest 11 p.m. track for Tropical Storm Karen continues to show the storm dying out in the about 48 hours. The storm has sustained winds of 40 mph moving northeast at 8 mph. pic.twitter.com/vDSKPPR1on Tom Sorrells (@tomsorrells) September 27, 2019***5 p.m.***Tropical Storm Karen is showing signs of unraveling. Far from land in the central tropical Atlantic, Category 4 Hurricane Lorenzo gained new fury Thursday afternoon.
Jerry strengthens to hurricane status, 4 other systems still in the tropics
ORLANDO, Fla. - The National Hurricane Center is now keeping tabs on five systems in the tropics, but the weather in Florida will benefit from them, at least as of now. Jerry strengthened Thursday morning becoming a category 1 hurricane as the storm approaches the Lesser Antilles with maximum winds of 75 mph as it moves west-northwest at 16 mph. Jerry is forecast to track north of Puerto Rico and stay well away from the Bahamas and the United States. "Jerry will likely be steered by a large area of high pressure and Hurricane Humberto," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. Humberto, a Category 3 hurricane with 125 mph winds, is moving northeast at 23 mph and caused widespread damage in Bermuda.
Humberto, Imdelda, Jerry, 2 other systems eyed in the tropics
ORLANDO, Fla. - The National Hurricane Center is now keeping tabs on five systems in the tropics, but the weather in Florida will benefit from them, at least as of now. Tropical Storm Jerry is approaching the Lesser Antilles with maximum winds of 65 mph as it moves west-north west at 15 mph. Jerry is forecast to track north of Puerto Rico and stay well away from the Bahamas and the United States. "Jerry will likely be steered by a large area of high pressure and Hurricane Humberto," Bridges said. Humberto, a Category 3 hurricane with 125 mph winds, is moving northeast at 23 mph well off the U.S. coast.
Tropics continue to bubble as Humberto pulls away from Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - The peak of hurricane season has passed, but the tropics remain active, although there's no immediate threat to Florida. A turn toward the east-northeast is expected later in the day. "This hurricane continues to move away from the United States at 3 mph," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. Regardless of development, the system is expected to produce heavy rain along portions of Texas later this week. There's a 20% chance of rain Monday and only a 10% chance for rain Tuesday, with highs in the low 90s.
After Hurricane Dorian: 'Feels like' temperature to reach 105 in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. - Now that Dorian has left Florida's coast, it is all about the heat. Expect high temperatures in the mid-90s Thursday in the Orlando area, with the "feels like" temperature up to 105. "Rain chances will not be in the forecast now that dry air has moved in behind Dorian," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. Rain from hurricane Dorian has allowed the St. Johns River at Astor to reach moderate flood stage. The river is forecast to rise slightly into late week then remain nearly steady or recede very slowly into early next week.
Hurricane Dorian becomes Cat 4, Central Florida remains in storm's path
As of Friday at 11 p.m. Hurricane Dorian has been upgraded to a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 140 mph. A hurricane watch was in effect for the northwestern Bahamas. The Florida National Guard activated approximately 2,000 soldiers and airmen to prepare for Hurricane Dorian. Watches and warningsThe government of the Bahamas has issued a hurricane watch for the northwestern Bahamas. A hurricane watch means hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area.
When should you be ready for Hurricane Dorian?
ORLANDO, Fla. - Hurricane Dorian is slowly making its way toward Central Florida. While Hurricane Dorian isn't the largest hurricane Florida has seen, it is very tightly packed. The storm is expected to make landfall in Florida early Tuesday morning as a Category 4 hurricane. "All of us, every single part of Central Florida will be dealing with major impacts." News 6 will have continuous coverage tracking Hurricane Dorian as it approaches Central Florida.
Hurricane Dorian forecast to hit Central Florida as Category 3 storm
ORLANDO, Fla. - Dorian strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center. The latest track for Dorian shows the system moving a bit to the north but striking Florida as a Category 3 hurricane. As of 11 p.m. Wednesday, the eye of Hurricane Dorian was 90 miles north of San Juan and traveling northwest at 13 mph with sustained winds of 85 mph. Models for Hurricane Dorian as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The cone of uncertainly, though, ranges from South Florida to South Carolina.
Latest track shows Dorian hitting Central Florida as Category 3 hurricane
ORLANDO, Fla. - The latest track for Dorian shows the system moving a bit to the north but striking Florida as a Category 2 hurricane. As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, Tropical Storm Dorian was 25 miles southeast of St. Croix and traveling northwest at 13 mph with sustained winds of 60 mph. The newest update shows the storm trending further south making landfall near Cape Canaveral as a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 115 mph. The official track shows the system making landfall early Monday on Central Florida's east coast. The cone of uncertainly, though, ranges from South Florida to South Carolina.
Track shows Tropical Storm Dorian making landfall in Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - Tropical Storm Dorian will possibly become a hurricane in the coming days as the storm remains on a direct path to Florida. Dorian will likely be a tropical storm Friday over the Bahamas and move closer to Florida by Saturday night. Dorian could make landfall in Florida as a tropical storm or even a Category 1 hurricane this weekend. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
Hurricane center eyes weather system near Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a potential tropical system that is expected to trek toward Florida in the coming days. The area of disturbed weather is currently located near the northwestern Bahamas. As of Wednesday morning, the hurricane center was giving the system a 20% chance of developing tropical characteristics over the next five days. Rain chances will be lower in Central Florida over the next few days, but the system will increase rain chances in the Orlando area over the weekend, Bridges said. Tropical Storm Chantal formed Tuesday night in the northern Atlantic.
Strong storms could cause flooding in Orlando area
ORLANDO, Fla. - Strong storms are possible Tuesday in Central Florida. Orlando will see a high near the average of 92, with a 50% coverage of rain. "Some storms will be capable of producing heavy rainfall of 1 to 2 inches, while other storms will be capable of producing wind gusts over 40 mph, with frequent lightning and downpours." The St. Johns River near Geneva remains at action stage with a slow rise in the river level expected to continue through Tuesday night. [WEATHER: Extended forecast | Radar | Warnings | Pinpoint Weather Zones][DOWNLOAD: Pinpoint, Hurricane apps | SHARE: Weather pictures]Meanwhile, a well-defined low-pressure system located more than 300 miles south-southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia, continues to produce a small area of thunderstorms.
More storms soak Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - An unsettled weather pattern across Central Florida caused another round of storms to trek through the region. The coverage of rain will be 70% Thursday, with highs in the low 90s in Orlando. Rain chances will be 70% Friday and 60% over the weekend, with highs near 90. "There is a concern for flooding across Central Florida for the next couple days as heavy rain will continue to add up," Bridges said. [WEATHER: Extended forecast | Radar | Warnings | Pinpoint Weather Zones][DOWNLOAD: Pinpoint, Hurricane apps | SHARE: Weather pictures]There is nothing currently to watch in the tropics.
Here comes the rain again
ORLANDO, Fla. - Another day, another round of rain in Central Florida. Orlando will see a high of 90 Friday, with a 70% coverage of rain. Heavy downpours are expected at afternoon bus stops and on the drive home, Bridges said. [WEATHER: Extended forecast | Radar | Warnings | Pinpoint Weather Zones][DOWNLOAD: Pinpoint, Hurricane apps | SHARE: Weather pictures]Rain chances dip to 50% over the weekend. Orlando received 0.33 inches of rain Thursday, putting its yearly rain deficit at 1.16 inches.
Storms rumble across Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - Wednesday's weather story is once again about the heat and storms. Orlando will see a high of 93, but the heat index will top off near 105 degrees, and there will be a 70% coverage of rain. "We currently have lots of moisture in place across from Florida that will help lead to storms as the sea breezes begin to fire up," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "Expect rain chances to stay at 60% Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the upper 80s and low 90s," Bridges said. [WEATHER: Extended forecast | Radar | Warnings | Pinpoint Weather Zones][DOWNLOAD: Pinpoint, Hurricane apps | SHARE: Weather pictures]There is currently nothing to pinpoint in the tropics.
Central Florida to see another round of sea breeze storms
ORLANDO, Fla. - Another round of sea breeze storms is expected to soak portions of Central Florida on Thursday. "This is like a weak front that doesnt bring changes in temperature but does provide energy for showers and storms to fire up." The east coast sea breeze will try to get in on the action late in the day, leading to a few lingering storms into the early evening hours. Rain chances also stand at 40% for Friday and Saturday. Expect higher rain chances Sunday and Monday.
Unsettled weather pattern brings more storms to Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - An unsettled weather pattern will fire up more sea breeze storms Tuesday afternoon across Central Florida. "Some storms could be strong, with wind gusts, lightning and heavy rain," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. There will be a 60% coverage of storms Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Tuesday's high in Orlando will reach 92, which is the average high on this date. [WEATHER: Extended forecast | Radar | Warnings | Pinpoint Weather Zones][DOWNLOAD: Pinpoint, Hurricane apps | SHARE: Weather pictures]Watch News 6 for more weather news.
Tropical wave being monitored as it sets its sights on Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - A week frontal boundary that is stalled over Central Florida is bringing more rain this week. High temperatures will remain in the mid-90s Monday, with temperatures in the low 90s expected for highs through Sunday. The average high for that date is 92 degrees, which is significantly lower than the record of 101 degrees set in 1936. Pinpointing the tropicsThings are heating up in the tropics, with a tropical wave setting its sights on Florida. "Currently, showers and thunderstorms extending from the Eastern Caribbean Sea to just north of the Leeward Islands are associated with the tropical wave," Bridges said.
Rain expected all day in Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - A front is bringing more rain to Central Florida. The highest coverage of rain will be after the lunch hour at 80%. Rain chances will remain high through Friday and most of the weekend, with highs in the low 90s. Expect a 70% coverage of rain on Friday and Saturday and a 60% coverage of rain on Sunday. Officials said there's a 10% chance for the system to develop tropical characteristics over the next five days.