News 6 tracks wave near Bahamas

Orlando to see highs in mid-80s

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Central Florida forecast once again calls for highs in the mid-80s and a chance of pop-up showers.

"We will be pinpointing the breeze off the ocean waters out of the east-northeast that would bring onshore a few quick-moving showers," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "We only expect a 20 percent coverage of rain in the afternoon, mainly along the coast."

High pressure will dominate just to the north, sending the northeast winds into Central Florida, but the winds will be fairly light through the day.

Expect a high of 86 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday in Orlando. The average high is 84.

"Rain chances will remain low through the upcoming weekend," Bridges said. "A new front will move in on Friday, and by the weekend you can expect highs in the upper 70s. Some areas will reach lows in the upper 50s for the end of the weekend."

Tracking the tropics

A wave over the Bahamas now has a 70 percent chance of further development. If it becomes a named storm, it would be called Otto.

"Computer models take it away from Florida, with very little impact to land in the coming days," Bridges said. "We will see beach impacts, with high seas and rip currents as the system moves away."

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