Hurricane Maria expected to bring tropical moisture to Central Florida

Highs to remain near 90 in Orlando area

ORLANDO, Fla. – Highs will be near 90 Thursday in Central Florida as rain chances remain slim.

"High pressure continues to usher in a seasonal, easterly wind flow across Central Florida," News 6 meteorologist Candace Campos said. "Rain coverage will remain minimal, with the highest chance (30 percent) along the immediate coast."

Fall officially begins at 4:02 p.m. Friday.

Tracking the tropics

Hurricane Maria is projected to move north and stay well east of Florida, but is expected to add extra tropical moisture by Friday and Saturday.  

Rain chances will rise to 50 to 60 percent in the Orlando area, with highs remaining in the upper 80s.

Along with additional moisture, Maria will stir up the waters along the east coast.

"Expect several hazards if you're planning on heading out on the beach or boat this weekend," Canmps said. "We will be seeing a high risk of rip currents, large swells, rough seas, and even beach erosion through early next week."

[WEATHER: Extended forecast | Radar | Warnings | Pinpoint Weather Zones]
[DOWNLOAD: Pinpoint, Hurricane apps | SHARE: Weather pictures]

Watch News 6 and stay with ClickOrlando.com for updates.

About the Author: