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Weather system brings rain to Central Florida

Storms may affect some Friday night football games

ORLANDO, Fla. – A weather system that will cross the Florida peninsula will bring rain to the Sunshine State.

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"We're tracking a weak area of low pressure just east of Lake Okeechobee that will bring on and off showers and storms to Central Florida through the afternoon and evening," Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.

The area of low pressure will move west and southwest into South Florida, bringing heavy rain there through the weekend.

Computer models keep it weak as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico and heads closer to Texas though the start of next week.

Rain chances in the Orlando area will be at 40 percent through Friday afternoon, with the heaviest rain in Brevard County for the next couple of days.

Rain chances taper off to 20 percent for high school football games.

"Games Friday night will not be a washout, but more rain will fall in Brevard than most other inland areas through Saturday," Bridges said.

Rain chances will be at 30 percent Saturday and 40 percent on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Edouard has winds of 40 miles an hour as it spins in the open Atlantic.

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"Models and the track from the Hurricane Center keep Edouard away from land and out to sea," Bridges said.

Edouard will likely become a hurricane early next week.


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