Cold front moves over area bringing heavy rains

Storms could produce gusty winds


ORLANDO, Fla. – An approaching cold front over northern Florida will aid in the development of scattered  showers and afternoon lightning storms. A better chance of thunderstorms exists south of Orlando and Cape Canaveral by noon.

Storms that develop will move toward the east northeast between 15-20 mph and be capable of producing strong gusty winds up to 45 mph, frequent lightning strikes, and heavy downpours.

If planning on spending time outdoors today, remain vigilant and keep an eye out to the west of threatening skies. Models showing the timing of these storms will fall between 10 a.m. through 5 p.m.

Rain coverage sits at a 60 percent with highs running below average in the mid 80s. 

As the surface front moves through the area this Sunday afternoon, we will begin to see winds veer from southwest to the north, and eventually northeast. Expect most of the convective instability to quickly wind down tonight leaving only a few showers and perhaps an isolated thunderstorm in the forecast tonight.  

If you are heading to the Orlando City Soccer game, most of the storm activity will die down by the start of the match. Expect to see mostly cloudy skies with temperatures in the upper 70s.

Once the front clears central Florida, slightly cooler air will try and filter in. Wake up temperatures could dip into the upper 60s to low 70s across some areas Monday morning. 

The hint of fall will not last long, as temperatures and rain chances quickly rebound back to a typical summer pattern with highs near 90 and rain chances between 40-50 percent.  

Tropical Update: A tropical wave accompanied by a broad low pressure system is producing a large area of disturbed weather several hundred miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. The surrounding environment is expected to remain conducive for development, and a tropical depression could form during the next few days wile the system tracks towards the west northwest this week. For that reason the National Hurricane Center has given this area an 80 percent chance of potential development within the next five days.

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