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Afternoon showers to continue in Central Florida

70 percent chance of rain Sunday

ORLANDO, Fla. – There will be another round of rain, showers and storms in Central Florida Saturday as abundant moisture combines with the heat of the day.

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The conditions are forecast to produce scattered to numerous showers that will be slow-moving, resulting in heavy rainfall of up to 2-3 inches in some locations.

More of the same pattern is expected Sunday through Wednesday, with less rain and storms beginning Thursday.

Some afternoon rains will continue into Saturday evening, with improvement expected by midnight. As a result, temperatures will drop slowly and eventually end up at 73 degrees for Ocala and Orlando, and 71 degrees in Palm Bay.

Mixed skies and filtered sunshine Sunday will see temperatures rise to 86 degrees in Melbourne and Daytona Beach and 87 degrees in Orlando. There will be a 70 percent chance of rain.

"Lots of tropical moisture continues to hang around for the first of the week ahead," News 6 weather anchor Danny Treanor said. "And the 70 percent chance of rain hangs around also."

Fire danger has been greatly reduced. Though the drought numbers remain high, they are starting to come down.

"Take along an umbrella as your enjoy the rest of your Saturday," Treanor said.

SpaceX is still targeting Saturday evening for the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket from launchpad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. The Dragon spacecraft is set to carry supplies to the International Space Station.

As of 2:10 p.m., NASA said the weather forecast remained a 60 percent "go" for the targeted liftoff time of 5:07 p.m.

NASA tweeted around 4:30 p.m. that conditions had improved to a 90 percent "go" for the targeted launch.

Check back with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for more on how weather could impact the launch.