Rain likely Labor Day weekend

High pressure sitting over northeast coast


ORLANDO, Fla. – High pressure currently sitting over the Northeast coast of the U.S. will build southward over the mid-Atlantic shifting winds onshore through Saturday.

Some morning showers will be possible along this flow off the ocean through the morning hours. Rain chances then shift further inland during the afternoon along with an increasing likelihood of thunderstorms as the sea breezes collide.

The heavier rain will favor mainly inland neighborhoods. There will be the chance of some storms becoming strong with winds gust of 40-50 mph along with frequent lightning and very heavy rain mainly from metro Orlando and Cocoa southward.

With light steering winds, storm movement will be slow, increasing the possibility of minor flooding for flood-prone areas. 

By Sunday and into Labor Day, the large high pressure system over the Eastern Seaboard will remain in control. Some models are hinting at the development of a weak elongated area of low pressure developing over the central Gulf of Mexico and stretching over Florida. This will add more instability and moisture into the atmosphere increasing the chance of scattered morning showers along the coast with scattered afternoon storms for the inland areas later in the day.

Temperatures throughout the holiday weekend will remain near normal in the low 90s, and feels like temperatures nearing the triple digits. 

Tropic Watch: A new tropical wave, a few hundred miles south of the Cape Verde Islands has an 80 percent chance of tropical formation over the next five days. This system is gradually becoming better organized and a tropical depression is likely to form during the next few days while it tracks westward at 15-20 mph across the tropical Atlantic.


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