Tropical low brings rain to Central Florida coast

System in Atlantic expected to stay out to sea

ORLANDO, Fla. – A tropical system will bring rain Friday to the Central Florida coast.

"A weak tropical low near Cape Canaveral will produce locally heavy rainfall," News 6 meteorologist Candace Campos said. "Scattered to numerous showers and isolated storms will remain confined to the coast Friday morning, with a better chance of afternoon storms further inland."

Storm movement will be slow, likely causing locally heavy rainfall under stronger storms, Campos said. Most storms, however, should remain below the severe weather threshold.

Rain chances will be 50 percent, with highs in the low 90s.

"As we head into the weekend, winds will begin to veer from the southwest," Campos said. "Local sea breeze circulations will remain the biggest player, pushing rain and storm activity toward the central and eastern side of the state"

Expect slightly drier conditions Sunday and Monday.

Weekend highs will hover in the low 90s, with overnight lows in the mid- to upper 70s.

Pinpointing the tropics

The same tropical low that is bringing heavy rain to the coast has a 10 percent chance of development over the next five days.

Invest 99L, another area of disturbed weather in the Atlantic, has a 50 percent chance of development through the weekend. Computer models have the system staying out at sea.

"This one is not expected to play a role in our weather here in Central Florida," Campos said.

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