Rain chances dip in Central Florida, but tropics stay active

Orlando to see high in low 90s


ORLANDO, Fla. – It's shaping up to be a nice weekend in Central Florida.

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"You are definitely going to want to take advantage of this weekend," News 6 meteorologist Madeline Evans said. "We reach a high of 91 degrees in Orlando on Saturday, with a 30 percent chance of rain." 

Evans said the east coast will see the earliest of the rain by 1 p.m., when the sea breeze fires up.

"These will be  fast-moving showers," she said. "However, by the time they make their way to the interior counties around 5 p.m., we could see heavier rain and possible thunderstorms."

The low will be 75 degrees under partly cloudy skies, with the wind coming from the northeast at 5 mph.

"Sunday is about the same," Evans said.

There will be a high of 92, with a 30 percent chance of rain.

"We won't see the rain quite as early, however," Evans said.

By next week rain chances are back to 50 to 60 percent.

Pinpointing the tropics

Tropical Depression Julia is still meandering off the east coast, bringing some moisture into Central Florida.

Tropical Storm Karl is now in the open Atlantic, with winds at 45 mph and moving west at 14 mph.

"Karl could be a Category 1 hurricane by Thursday," Evans said.

And Invest 96 off the coast of Africa. It has a 60 percent chance of development over the next five days.