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Rain chances to increase Sunday in Central Florida

Sunday expected to be very active with rain coverage at 70-80 percent

ORLANDO, Fla. – Some relief from the heat came early on Saturday in the form of rain and some lightning storms that moved quickly through the area, and some will continue into the evening hours.

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Partial clearing Saturday night will produce lows of 76 degrees in Ocala and Palm Bay, and 77 degrees in Orlando. The chance of rain is 30 percent, dropping to 20 percent by midnight.

Sunday is expected to be very active with rain coverage at 70-80 percent. Rain will move from west to east and could start by noon around Marion County. Temperatures will be suppressed slightly and top out at 88 degrees in Orlando and 89 degrees in Melbourne.

Tropical moisture continues to pump in from the Gulf of Mexico during the first part of the week, keeping the chance of rain at 70 percent through Wednesday. Temperatures will be in the high 80s.

In the tropics, a disturbance off the coast of Africa has a 20 percent chance of developing in the next five days. There is no threat to any land areas at this time.​