Mainly cloudy, drier across Central Florida as Fred spins in the Gulf of Mexico
Fred continues to churn in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday. As the storm lifts north toward the Panhandle of Florida, clouds will continue to stick around for Central Florida. The heaviest rain will be tied to the Gulf of Mexico and the extreme West Coast of Florida, but a few showers and storms will be possible locally as Fred pulls in moisture.
Blazing hot weekend followed by a blast of fall next week
If you enjoyed the temperatures that got this past week started there’s more where that came from. Before another round of Florida Fall enters the region, the blazing heat remains for the weekend. Morning lows next seven daysHighs from Wednesday through Saturday top out in the low-to mid 80s with much lower humidity. Beach forecast:Beach forecastThe Atlantic is still choppy with a moderate risk for rip currents, but conditions continue to improve after the nasty beach weekend last weekend. No new development is expected in the Atlantic over the next five days.
Higher storm chances return Sunday for Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. Downpours off the East Coast of Florida will sneak on shore Sunday morning and weaken as they move inland. As Sunday afternoon pushes on, storm chances increase to about 50%. As the sun goes down, the storm chances will also fade. A few scattered storms will be around Monday afternoon with the best chances along the coast. An area of low pressure may try to get its act together as it moves away from Florida and toward the Carolinas, but strong wind shear should prevent tropical development.
Flooding possible in Marion County with isolated storms across Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. – A lot of Central Florida will be dry Saturday, but a few storms are expected to develop later in the day. While storms Saturday afternoon will be isolated in nature, the rain will be heavy in any storm that gets going. Parts of Marion County received up to 3 inches of rain Friday night and as a result, Marion County is under a Flash Flood Watch until 10 p.m. Saturday. Every weekend in hurricane season, look here for the latest on the tropics. After a fast start to the Atlantic season, things look to quiet down through the middle of June.