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Maria still roiling Central Florida beaches; Lee becomes hurricane

Hurricane Lee expected to stay away from Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. – Hurricane Maria remains out in the Atlantic but is still roiling waters along the coast of Florida while another hurricane has formed.

Lee has intensified into a hurricane, but is expected to stay more than 1,000 miles away from Florida and just loop around in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Although Hurricane Maria is more than 500 miles east of Florida, it's still contributing to a rough and dangerous ocean. 

Waves and surf at Central Florida beaches will continue to build to 7-10 feet Sunday and last through Monday. Rip currents are likely to form, along with a pounding surf that can knock beachgoers off their feet. 

At the same time, Maria is starting to draw in drier air and decrease the chance of rain over the next five days. The highest chance of rain can be seen along the beaches where rain is being blown in from the ocean.

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Skies will be mostly clear Sunday night with a low chance of rain and temperatures in the mid 70s.

It will be mostly sunny Monday with a 20 percent chance of rain. The dry conditions will make for a hotter day with temperatures reaching about 90 degrees.

A similar pattern is expected to continue throughout the week until the chance of rain increases again by next weekend.