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Beryl dissipates, TS Chris strengthens; more rain forecast in Orlando area

Highs to hit low 90s in Central Florida

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ORLANDO, Fla. – It will be another typical summer day in Central Florida: hot, muggy and a good chance of storms.

There will be a 50 percent coverage of rain Monday in the Orlando area, where temperatures will warm into the low 90s.

"Some rain is possible along the coast through the noon hour as showers try to move onshore with a north-northeast breeze of 5 to 10 mph," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. 

Overnight lows will be in the low 70s.

Highs for the rest of the week will hover near 93 degrees. The average high for this time of year is 92.

"As some drier air builds in, rain chances will be a little lower at 30 percent for Tuesday through  Thursday," Bridges said.

Rain chances increase to 40 percent Friday through the weekend.

Tracking the tropics

The remnants of Hurricane Beryl are causing power outages in Puerto Rico, where officials have been scrambling for months to repair the devastation caused by last year's Hurricane Maria.

Officials say some 24,000 customers have already lost power and weather conditions are expected to deteriorate further.

Authorities closed a main road near San Juan after a large tree fell across it.

All ports remain open, although Gov. Ricardo Rossello says one cruise ship has suspended a visit.

A wind gust of 47 mph was reported at the island's main international airport Monday morning.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Chris continues to spin off of the coast of the Carolinas.

Chris has not moved very much recently because steering currents are weak. Chris is centered between two mid-level highs in a mid- to upper-level trough to its northeast. 

"With additional strengthening, Chris will likely become a hurricane sometime Monday," Bridges said.

As Chris strengthens, it will eventually move away from the United States.

Watch News 6 for updates.


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