Day of rain drenches Orlando area

Localized flooding creates problems in some areas

Rain moves across Central Florida.
Rain moves across Central Florida.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Scattered showers and thunderstorms are the name of the game through Wednesday morning in the Orlando area.

"We are pinpointing a front that will continue to be a focal point for rain and scattered storms," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "Most of the rain and storms will come to an end by Wednesday afternoon."

The coverage of rain will be 80 percent on Tuesday.

A severe weather storm warning was issued for Kissimmee, Dr. Phillips and Celebration until 11:45 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. 

"Expect lightning, strong wind gusts and heavy downpours that could add up and lead to some localized flooding," Bridges said.

The yearly rain deficit in Orlando stands at 5.95 inches.

Temperatures will warm near 80 in Orlando on Tuesday and Wednesday. The average high for this time of year is 81.

Overnight lows will be near 60.

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"By Thursday, the front washes out and rain comes to an end," Bridges said.

(See Troy Bridges' pinpoint forecast in the video below.)

Friday and Saturday will see a minimal chance of showers.

Saturday's high will reach 87.

A new front will bring showers and thunderstorms on Sunday.

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Monday's high could dip into the mid-70s.

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Watch News 6 for updates.

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