Rain stays away from Central Florida

Nontropical low-pressure system could develop near Bermuda

ORLANDO, Fla. – Here we go again with a no-rain forecast.

"As high pressure dominates the forecast, we will see a very low chance for rain," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "With an east breeze, we have a minimal chance at less than 10 percent for a couple of quick-moving showers off the ocean waters."

The lack of rain will add to deficits across Central Florida.

Orlando is 7.12 inches below the yearly rainfall average. Daytona Beach is 4.86 inches below its average, and Melbourne is 3.87 inches under average.

"There will be a chance for rain, at 30 percent, on Sunday, and 40 percent on Monday as an area of low pressure tries to develop," Bridges said.

Afternoon high temperatures will be above the average of 83 for the next several days.

Expect a high of 86 in Orlando on Tuesday.

"We will stay in the mid-80s through Thursday and reach the upper 80s from Friday into the weekend," Bridges said.

Tracking the tropics?

"Although the hurricane season doesn't begin until June 1, there is something we're watching in the central Atlantic," Bridges said.

A nontropical low-pressure system located over the central Atlantic about midway between Bermuda and the Azores islands is producing an area of gale-force winds.

The low is producing limited shower activity, but conditions could cause development and the system has the potential to become a subtropical cyclone over the next day or so as it moves generally eastward.

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"The system does not have much of a chance of impacting the United States, certainly not Florida, but it does have a 30 percent chance of development," Bridges said.


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