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2 areas of low pressure form in tropics

Orlando to see more rain, high near 92 degrees

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Rain chances will continue to be high in Central Florida through the weekend.

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"Lots of moisture continues to work into Central Florida, along with the stalled boundary on top of many areas," Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.

Rain chances will be at 60 percent through Sunday.

Afternoon highs will be near 92 degrees Thursday in Orlando, which is the average high for this time of year.

Strong storms passed through Central Florida on Wednesday, causing minor damage.  In addition, two women were struck by lightning in Orange County, with one victim suffering serious injuries.

"Temperatures will be a little less hot for the weekend, with a high of 89 degrees both days," Bridges said.

Meanwhile, Local 6 continues to track two areas of low pressure in the tropics.

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"One is way out there off the coast of Africa and has a 30 percent chance of development within the next five days," Bridges said.  "Closer to home, the system that brought us rain over the past couple days has a 10 percent chance of development within the next five days."

That low-pressure center off Florida's coast is moving to the northeast and away from the Sunshine State.

By the way, if anything strange happens to you Friday, you would be right in saying that it was "once in a blue moon."

The July 31 appearance of the month's second full moon will be the first such occurrence in the Americas since August 2012. Every month has a full moon, but because the lunar cycle and the calendar year aren't perfectly synched, about every three years we wind up with two in the same calendar month.


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