Storms to hit earlier than normal in Central Florida

Rain chances begin as early as noon in Orlando area

ORLANDO, Fla. – The same weather story continues in Central Florida: hot and stormy.

"Temperatures will be the big story into the afternoon before heavy rain builds," Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.  "Rain chances will begin as early as noon from west to east across Central Florida."

Rain will cover 50 percent of the region, Bridges said.

Afternoon highs will be in the low and mid-90s and the heat index will be over 100 degrees.  The average high in Orlando is 92.

Rain chances will be at 50 percent Thursday before jumping to 60 percent Friday and Saturday.

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