Tropical rain to drench Central Florida

Some areas in Central Florida could see several inches of rain

ORLANDO, Fla. – A tropical disturbance will bring big changes to the Central Florida forecast.

"Rain chances are on the rise Friday through the weekend," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.

A developing area of low pressure over Cuba and southern Florida is moving north along the East Coast and will increase rain chances to 40 percent on Friday and 60 percent from Saturday through Monday.

As the system develops and moves into Central Florida through the weekend, it will eventually battle some upper-level winds by early Sunday, which will prevent it from organizing.


"Because of that, the main threat will be rain that adds up for several days, rather than strong winds and storm surge," Bridges said. "Many of our area waterways, including rivers and lakes, are close to flood stage, so any additional rain will cause flooding issues through next week."

There will also be an increased risk of rip currents at area beaches.

Friday's high will reach the low 90s in Orlando. The average high is 88.

"Expect highs in the upper 80s for the weekend," Bridges said.

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