Central Florida expected to see more afternoon storms

Rain chances drop on Friday in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – An area of low pressure will keep Central Florida under an unsettled weather pattern for one more day.

Highs will run near normal, in the upper 80s to low 90s, before the rain returns to the Orlando area.

"The best chance of rain will start Thursday afternoon after 2 p.m. along the I-4 corridor," News 6 meteorologist Candace Campos said. "The rain will track east toward the beaches."

The area of rain and storm coverage sits at 50-60 percent.

"A ridge of high pressure that is currently sitting south of the area will build back in by Friday," Campos said. "This will usher in a drier air mass, allowing us to dry out for a few days."

Rain coverage for the weekend will be typical for the summertime at 30-50 percent.

The lack of rain will allow highs to soar into the mid-90s, with heat index values in the triple digits.

Pinpointing the tropics

The National Hurricane Center said a tropical wave off the coast of Africa has a 50 percent of development within the next 5 days.

"We still have plenty of time to watch this area, but it is always a good reminder that the peak of tropical activity is just a few weeks away," Campos said.

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