Waves of rain move through Central Florida

Orlando still nearly 8 inches below yearly rainfall total

ORLANDO, Fla. – Heavy rain dumped on Central Florida early Thursday, and more waves are expected to roll through the region.

"An area of low pressure that continues to move closer to Central Florida out of the Gulf of Mexico will keep rain chances high," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "Waves of rain in bands, much like we would see with a tropical system ,continue to roll into Central Florida throughout the day."

Rain chances will be at 60 percent off and on through the day, similar to Wednesday.


"Embedded in the waves, will have your downpours," Bridges said. "We can't rule out the chance for a few stronger storms. The main threat being strong winds, lightning and very heavy rain."

The high is expected to hit 85 in Orlando, five degrees below the average for this time of year.

Orlando received 0.55 inches of rain on Wednesday, putting its deficit for the year at 7.92 inches.

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Rain chances will be 50 percent on Friday and 60 percent over the weekend.

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