Weather system near Bahamas brings lower rain chances to Orlando area

Central Florida to see highs in 90s


ORLANDO, Fla. – A weather system near the Bahamas is affecting Central Florida's weather, bringing lower rain chances to the region.

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"We're tracking a weak area of low pressure over the Bahamas that will bring heavy rain to South Florida for the end of the week and into the weekend," Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.  "Upper-level winds are keeping the low from organizing very much into the next several days."

The National Hurricane Center gives the system a 30 percent chance or further development into the next five days.  Computer models bring it into the Gulf and near the Texas coast with in the next seven days.

"The area of low pressure is pulling drier air into Central Florida, leading to only a 20 percent coverage of rain for Thursday and a 30 percent coverage for Friday and for Saturday," Bridges said.

Rain chances increase to 40 percent for Sunday and into next week.

High temperatures will be in the low 90s in the Orlando area for the end of the week and the weekend.

"A separate area of low pressure near the Cape Verde Islands has an 80 percent chance of development within the next five days," Bridges said.  "Many models turn it north and away from land within the next seven days."

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