Heavy rain, possible storms in Central Florida forecast

Sunny, dry weekend expected in Orlando


ORLANDO, Fla. – After some sprinkles early in the day, heavy rain is in the forecast for Central Florida.

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"We're tracking a new system moving through the Gulf of Mexico bringing light rain in western counties, including Marion, Lake and Sumter for Wednesday morning," Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.  "Light rain will be off and on through Wednesday afternoon."

The coverage for Wednesday will be 30 percent for the afternoon, with lots of clouds in place.

"Rain chances will increase after 7 p.m. to 70 percent in Central Florida," Bridges said.  "Overnight into early Thursday morning, rain will be heavy with a few storms.  Rain chances taper off by Thursday afternoon."

High temperatures will be 72 degrees Wednesday in Orlando, which is the average.

Highs will be in the upper 60s on Thursday and Friday.

"We're sunny and dry for the weekend, with highs in the low and mid-70s," Bridges added.

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