WATCH LIVE RADAR: Strong thunderstorms soak Central Florida

Expect heavy rain and wind gusts near 50 mph


ORLANDO, Fla. – Although we didn't start Sunday with storms, they will return and could pack a punch, according to News 6 meteorologist Samara Cokinos.

Showers will start over western zones and progress toward the east by the early afternoon. 

"Tropical moisture moving in from the Gulf of Mexico will help each storm that fires up have some heavy rainfall," Cokinos said.

[WEATHER: Extended forecast | Radar | Warnings | Pinpoint Weather Zones]
[DOWNLOAD: Pinpoint, Hurricane apps | SHARE: Weather pictures]

The water will add up quickly. Storms can drop one to three inches of rain per hour. Winds have a chance of gusting near 50 mph and frequent flashes of lightning are possible. 

High temperatures Sunday will reach the mid to upper 80s. The temps will stay just below average for this time of year. 

Cokinos says, there will be times when the storms move fast with the sun coming back out to heat things back up.

Sunday Night

Another round of strong and heavy rain will soak Central Florida and there is still more to come, according to News 6 meteorologist Danny Treanor.

Abundant tropical moisture continues to overrun Florida creating a 70 to 80% chance of rain each day. There is a 40% chance of rain that will continue through Sunday night.

Overnight lows will drop into the 70s but due to high humidity will feel very sticky, Treanor said.

There will be a 70% chance of rain Monday. Expect heavy downpours, lightning and gusty winds. Some of the storms have a chance of turning severe.

The week ahead continues to be rainy even into the weekend.

Tropics Update

The latest from the National Hurricane Center shows no development expected over the next five days.

Beach Forecast

If you plan on hitting the beach Sunday, the earlier the better. Be ready to wrap things up around 2 p.m., keeping in mind a few showers could roll in a bit earlier.

Just keep your eye to the sky to see when it starts getting dark. There are no advisories along the coast just take it easy when entering the water. 

About the Authors: