Cooler air greets Central Florida

Cold front drops rain chances in Orlando on Monday


ORLANDO, Fla. – Central Florida got a small taste of fall weather Monday morning, with overnight temperatures about 15 to 20 degrees cooler than last week, but it won't last very long.

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"After starting off in the 60s early Monday, temperatures will gradually warm each morning for the rest of the week back into the 70s," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.

Rain chances will be a little lower through the afternoon on Monday after a cold front brought some drier air.

"Expect a 40 percent chance for afternoon storms, and a high of 89 degrees," Bridges said.

Rain chances will gradually increase to 50 percent through the end of the week, with highs near 90.

Tracking the Tropics

There's a 90 percent chance of development within the next five days as an area of low pressure moves through the Atlantic.

"It will likely be named Ida within the next couple of days, but it will stay away from the U.S.," Bridges said.

There is also an area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico that will move into Mexico and not impact Florida.

"We are also tracking an area of low pressure developing off the coast of Africa," Bridges said.  "There's plenty of time to watch it."

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