Flood watches for Central Florida as Colin moves off coast

Rain chances at 50 percent Wednesday, Thursday

ORLANDO, Fla. – News 6 is pinpointing rain across Central Florida on Tuesday after Tropical Storm Colin made landfall in Florida late Monday.

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Colin made landfall around 11 p.m. in the Cedar Key area of Florida, near the Big Bend area of the state, but brought gusty winds to Central Florida. The Post Tropical Cyclone is 45 east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and is moving away from the coast.

The winds from the storm prompted a tree to crash into a home in Winter Park early Tuesday morning where two people were asleep inside, but no injuries were reported.

Flood watches remain in effect for Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties until 4 a.m. Wednesday.

"Rain chances will remain high on and off in waves as bands of Colin continue to spiral around the weak center of circulation," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said."Colin will eventually move all the way out to the East Coast and move along the South Carolina seaboard."

Rain chances for Central Florida will be at 70 percent off and on in the afternoon. By evening, rain chances will only be at 20 percent.

"Rain chances sharply taper off for the evening hours as this tropical system moves out fairly quickly," Bridges said.

Afternoon highs Tuesday in Orlando will reach the average of 90 degrees.

"The area will see some peaks of sunshine and some drier air trying to work in around those spiraling bands," Bridges said. "That is why temperatures will be allowed to warm to 90 degrees on Tuesday afternoon."

Rain chances will be at 50 percent for Wednesday and Thursday as the typical sea breeze comes together.

Afternoon highs will be a little above the average in the low 90s for Wednesday and Thursday.

Rain chances will be lower as drier air works in for Friday, Saturday and for Sunday. Expect rain chances at 30 percent Friday into the weekend.

Afternoon high temperatures for Friday into the weekend will be a little above the average in the low 90s.

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