Showers, lightning dominate Central Florida skies

It felt like 100 degrees outside Sunday, News 6 meteorologists said


ORLANDO, Fla. – The severe weather arrived late, but once it was here, it made quite the impact, with showers and thunderstorms dominating the evening skies in Central Florida on Sunday night.

Some of the rain totals included 3.83 inches of rain in three hours at the Orlando Executive Airport, located downtown, News 6 meteorologist Danny Treanor said.

After the rain ends, skies will become partly cloud and temperatures will drop into the high- to mid-70s.

Monday looks to be a fairly active day, so prepare the kids with rain gear to go to school, Treanor said.

Chances of rain are 50 percent for Monday and Monday night. High temperatures are expected to be around 93 degrees inland and 90 at the beaches.

The rest of the week looks fairly active, with rain chances at 30 percent and 40 percent. Temperatures will remain in the 90s during the day and in the 70s at night.

Conditions in the tropics continue to be quiet, with no tropical cyclones expected during the next five days.

Lots of sunshine Sunday sent temperatures back into the mid-90s, which felt like triple digits with all the humid air.

If you were outside Sunday, or plan to be out in similar conditions, News 6 meteorologist Samara Cokinos offered some tips.

"Keep in mind while you're outdoors for any amount of time, to drink a lot of water and take breaks in the shade to prevent heat-related illness," Cokinos said. "Also, wearing lighter-colored clothing will help keep you cooler. Remember, dark colors absorb the heat, and lighter colors reflect it away from the body."