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Weather system spins away from Florida

Dry, hot conditions forecast for Orlando area

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ORLANDO, Fla. – An area of low pressure continues to spin away from Florida, leading to some dry, hot conditions through the weekend in the Orlando area.

"We continue to track the area of low pressure that is moving north and away from Central Florida," Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.

The National Hurricane Center said the area of low pressure has a 70 percent chance of development over the next 48 hours.

If it were to strengthen into a named storm, it would be called Ana.

The official start of the Atlantic hurricane season is June 1.

"Our rain chances will be much lower in the coming days as dry air moves in behind the low," Bridges said.

There's not chance of rain Thursday or Friday and only a 10 percent chance over Mother's Day weekend.

"Temperatures will be the big story in the coming days as highs reach the upper 80s for the end of the week and right around 90 for both weekend days, including Mother's Day," Bridges said.

Rain chances increase to 30 percent for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.


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