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Rainy weekend ahead for Central Florida

Central Florida still under extreme drought

ORLANDO, Fla. – Central Florida has a rainy weekend ahead, but it won't be a total washout of a weekend.

All of Central Florida will be staying in the mid- to high 80s Saturday because of the heavier cloud cover throughout the afternoon, as well as the rain that will be moving through. Orlando will reach a high of 87 degrees today and will have a 70 percent coverage of rain.

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Rain will first start to push onto the east coast by 2 p.m. and will last until 6 p.m. Then it will push into the interior section of Central Florida by 4 p.m. and will last until 8 p.m. It will then push to the west by 5 p.m. and last until midnight.

"By the time the rain pushes into the interior and west coast, we could see some chances of thunderstorms mixed in with the rain," News 6 meteorologist Madeline Evans said. "Because of all the rain, our fire danger is hovering around low to moderate for everyone, but we are still under that extreme drought."

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The rain will clear out overnight Saturday, leaving it cloudy in Central Florida with a low of 72 degrees.

"Sunday is pretty much the same, with a high of 88 and a 70 percent coverage of rain and thunderstorms once again," Evans said.