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Tropical wave to pump moisture into Central Florida

Temperatures to cool off slightly

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Rain could be making its way back to Central Florida on Tuesday.

Most areas will stay dry Monday evening, but a weak tropical wave will approach from the southeast. The wave will increase the moisture along the Treasure Coast, and the potential for showers will return before sunrise Tuesday morning. Lows across Central Florida will cool into the mid-70s.

The weak tropical low will continue to move into the southern peninsula. A fairly light pocket of moisture will move in, which will likely increase rain chances to about 50 percent along the south coast and about 20 percent near and north of I-4.

"We could see some heavy rainfall along the immediate coast," News 6 meteorologist Candace Campos said. "Lower rain chances will keep highs in the mid- to low 90s for interior communities."

Deeper tropical moisture will remain across central and south Florida into Wednesday and Thursday, with the low-level flow moving off the ocean. Rain chances will increase to 50-60 percent across the south and 30-40 percent across northern counties. Heavy rainfall will be possible for Central Florida. Highs will hover in the mid- to low 90s.

"This same tropical low that is expected to move in this week is also being watched by the National Hurricane Center," Campos said.

The NHC is giving it a 40 percent chance of slow development over the next several days as it moves into Florida.

The remnants of what was once Tropical Storm Harvey in the Caribbean Sea are also being watched. That system has a 90 percent chance of development before it reaches the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.


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