Strong storms bring lightning and wind to Central Florida

Winds up to 60 mph, frequent lightning, heavy rain.


ORLANDO, Fla.Sunday morning

Sunday will be a lot like Saturday, but not as many clouds until late in the day, according to News 6 meteorologist Samara Cokinos.

The clouds will begin to build Sunday, but not enough to keep the sun from heating things up, fast. 



"Highs Sunday will range from 96 in Orlando and surrounding areas to 95 in Ocala," Cokinos said. "The coast will be closer to 90 in Cocoa Beach to 94 in Flagler and Daytona Beach."

High pressure will continue to provide enough dry air to keep most areas dry, but there will be the chance for a some sea breeze action later in the day. 

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A stray shower can't be ruled out over northern zones by noon Sunday. The rest of the rain will be from 2 p.m. through the evening.

"This will happen from the I-95 corridor to areas east," Cokinos said.

Pockets of heavy rain are quite possible with any thunderstorm that flares up. Most of the action will be over with by Sunday night along the coast. 

Beach forecast

Most of the day at the beach looks good until the rain kicks in Sunday afternoon. Just keep an eye on the dark clouds that will move in later on. When wind picks up, it's a good indicator a storm is on the way. 

"Don't forget the sunscreen; the UV index will be very high to extreme," Cokinos said. "Feels like temperatures will soar back to the triple digits between 102-107 degrees."

Listen to your body in the heat. It can take a toll on the body in just a few minutes time. 

Sunday night

The lack of rain Sunday made for another hot day, said News 6 meteorologist Danny Treanor.

Under these conditions, temps will slowly drop after the sun sets. Temps will range from 73 in Ocala and 75 in Orlando to 74 in Palm Bay.

"Conditions are changing," Treanor said. "Moisture and heat will combine to produce increasing rain chances for the remainder of the week."

Rain chances will be at their highest in the northern part of our area.

Looking ahead

Monday will be mostly rain free and hot. Temperatures will reach the mid-90s in most places.

The best way to break the heat of the day is with a thunderstorm.

There is a slight chance Monday and an even higher chance Tuesday.  It becomes a daily occurrence for the rest of the week.

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