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Storms sweep across Central Florida

Sea breeze storms strike Orlando area

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Storms are sweeping across Central Florida on Wednesday, dropping heavy rain as they move from west to east.

Rain chances will remain elevated over the next several afternoons, mainly as a result of sea breeze storms.

The high will reach 90 in Orlando, with a 70% chance of rain. The average high on this date is 92.

There's a 50% chance of rain from Thursday through the weekend.

Thursday's high will be 89.

Tracking the tropics

Meanwhile, the National Hurricane Center is keeping tabs on a weather system in the Gulf of Mexico.

As of Wednesday morning, a disorganized area of showers is located over the northwestern Gulf.

"This area, associated with a frontal boundary, will meander across the northern Gulf for the next couple days," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.

The hurricane center said there's a 20% chance of tropical development over the next two days.

"Computer models are having a hard time getting this thing developed," Bridges said. "We will watch it closely, though."


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