Afternoon showers move into Central Florida

This weekend drier than past week

ORLANDO, Fla. – Afternoon showers have begun on the east and west coasts.  Most of the rain in our area is west of Interstate 95 and moving to the west at 10 mph.  Showers will be moving out of Volusia and into Lake and Seminole counties over the next few hours.

Not as many areas will see rain Saturday and this will allow the heat of the day to linger into the evening hours.  Temperatures will be near 90 degrees as late as 7:30 p.m. 

The heaviest rains will occur early Saturday evening as east coast and west coast sea breezes collide around Sumter and western Lake counties.  Polk County will also be affected, as will parts of southern Osceola.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for southwestern Marion County until 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

After the rain, temperatures will drop into the 72-74-degree range under partly cloudy skies.

Sunday will be a repeat of Saturday. The chance of rain will be slightly lower than normal and temperatures will hit the low to mid-90s.

Looking ahead to the work week, the potential for rain will return to a more normal pattern of 30-40 percent and temperatures will remain in the 90s.

The tropics are quiet with nothing expected over the next five days.