Rain falls across region; system in tropics might impact Florida

Orlando to see high in low 90s

ORLANDO, Fla. – Afternoon storms are in the Central Florida forecast this week, and News 6 meteorologists are tracking a weather system in the Atlantic that could have its eyes on the Sunshine State.

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"We're pinpointing more afternoon storms across Central Florida as the east and west coast sea breezes come together," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "Some storms could be strong, mainly after 2 o'clock. Expect rain, lightning and some strong wind gusts."

Expect a high of 91 degrees on Monday and 90 on Tuesday. The average high for this time of year in Orlando is 89.

"High temperatures will be in the upper 80s through the end of the week," Bridges said. "Rain chances are typical for the rest of the week, as we will see east and west coast sea breeze action."

Tracking the tropics

An area of low pressure near the Lesser Antilles will likely become a named storm in the coming days.

If it continues to strengthen, it will be named Matthew.

"Computer models take it just south of Hispaniola over the next five days," Bridges said. "The system could impact Florida in the coming weeks. It's something we will have to watch."

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