Strong storms move through Central Florida

Expect strong wind, lightning and heavy downpours


ORLANDO, Fla. – A deep ridge of high pressure over the western Atlantic will continue to slide away from Florida, allowing a weak low to develop over the peninsula late Sunday night, according to News 6 meteorologist Candace Campos.

This change to the weather pattern will begin to move more moisture into the area by Sunday afternoon. Expect scattered to numerous showers and storms Sunday.

"The east coast sea breeze will develop Sunday, with most of the activity developing west of I-95," Campos said.

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Throughout the day and early evening, storms will move west. Models are showing a 60 to 70 percent chance for most interior areas and a 30 to 50 percent chance for areas east, from the Melbourne to Sanford line.

"The main threats for any thunderstorms will be lightning, heavy rain and gusty winds of 40 miles per hour," Campos said.

Some of those same showers will continue into the evening hours but after the sun sets, News 6 meteorologist Danny Treamor said.

Overnight Sunday, clouds will linger and temperatures will be mild and muggy. Temperatures will range from 72 in Ocala to 73 in Orlando and Melbourne, Treanor said.

Rain chances rise on Monday to 70%. Don't leave home without an umbrella.

"If you don't use it for rain you can use it for shade," Treanor said.

Temperatures Monday will top out in the high 80s but feel like the high 90s.

Rain chances remain high until Thursday when a more stable and less rainy pattern moves in. 

The tropics are quiet, with no activity to report.

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