Rainy, cold weather sticking around through Sunday
Temperatures to linger at low to mid-50s
ORLANDO, Fla. – Here comes the rain, Central Florida. Sunday began and is expected to end with showers, lasting throughout the day.
"In fact, the soggy weather will stick around through the mid-morning on Monday," News 6 meteorologist Samara Cokinos said. "So, pack your rain gear and be prepared to hold on to it."
Temperatures are predicted to stay in the low to mid-50s, except in some cities Brevard County, which will be in the 60s. Gusty winds, blowing between 10 and 15 mph, will make it feel even more chilly outside. Some gusts could reach up to 25 mph.
News 6 meteorologist Danny Treanor said there is potential for 2 inches of rain or more in some areas. More rain is predicted through Saturday afternoon and into the evening.
Pockets of heavy rain will pass by at times. Rainfall accumulations are expected between 1-3 inches by the time it clears out midmorning tomorrow. Keep in mind in addition to the rain the gusty north wind will keep the upper 50s feeling cooler. #news6 pic.twitter.com/zWgVKTXSeI— Samara Cokinos (@CokinosSamaraWx) January 27, 2019
Even though the rain will persist, the weather will not be severe. According to Cokinos, that shouldn't make drivers any less cautious.
"By the time it clears out Monday, we could have rainfall accumulations between one and three inches," Cokinos said. "There will be plenty of water sitting on the roads. Please be safe out there."
Sunday night will bring the potential for up to 40 mph winds. Lows will seem colder due to the wind chill factor. Overnight lows will range from 39 degrees in Ocala to 47 degrees in Orlando to 53 degrees in Melbourne.
Rain chances are 90 to 100 percent. Treanor said some areas south of Orlando could get up to 4 inches of rain.
"I will be chilly and wet tonight," Treanor said. "Make sure to bring in your pets."
Monday morning will be begin to clear from west to east, though the morning commute is expected to still be soggy. Most of the rain will be offshore between 10 and 11 a.m.
Though the day will gradually bring clear skies, temperatures stay chilly in the low 60s. The next major rain will arrive on Friday, clearing the way for a nicer weekend.
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