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Summertime weather pattern returns as Emily pushes out to sea

Orlando to see high of 93; heat index to hit 100

ORLANDO, Fla. – Tropical Depression Emily is rumbling further out into the Atlantic, a day after slogging across the Florida peninsula.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said remnants of the brief-lived tropical storm have maximum sustained winds near 30 mph (45 kph) as the storm moves further away from Florida.

Late Tuesday morning, the depression was centered about 120 miles (195 kilometers) east-northeast of Cape Canaveral and moving to the northeast at 14 mph (22 kph).

Forecasters said the poorly organized storm is expected to track well away from the Eastern seaboard in coming days.

The Miami-based hurricane center said some slight strengthening is possible during the day, though Emily is expected to stop being a tropical system within a day or two.

"We are back to our normal summertime pattern, with highs in the low to mid-90s across Central Florida," News 6 meteorologist Madeline Evans said.

Orlando will reach a high of 93 on Tuesday.

"By the afternoon, you have to factor in all the humidity, and we will feel more like the triple digits," Evans said. "We will be dry and partly sunny until 1 p.m. when the east coast sea breeze will fire up, creating a 50 percent coverage of rain. The wet weather will push to the west throughout the early evening."

The high in Daytona Beach will be 89, and the ocean water temperature is 78 degrees. There is a 40 percent coverage of rain on the coast. Seas are 3-5 feet, and there is a moderate rip current risk.

"It is not a bad day for the beach, but be careful because the water is rough," Evans said.

Tuesday night will see lows in the mid-70s, and all of the rain will be moved out of the area. There will be a coverage of rain at 30 percent through the early evening.

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"For the next few days we continue with temperatures in the 90s and rain chances every afternoon," she said.

Expect a high temperature of 93 degrees Wednesday with a 70 percent coverage of afternoon showers and storms.

Storms will be up to a 70 percent coverage again for Thursday, with a brief break for the end of the week as a dryer air works in. Forecasters expect a 30 percent coverage of rain on Friday.

Expect rain chances at 50 percent for Saturday and for Sunday.

There is one area of low pressure south of the Cabo Verdi Islands to watch. It has a 20 percent chance of development within the next five days.


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