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Heat, afternoon rain predominant in Monday forecast

High humidity will make it feel 5 to 10 degrees warmer

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ORLANDO, Fla.- – For Monday, the day starts off mainly dry with clouds building into the afternoon. 

The heat will settle in quickly to the upper 80s by noon and the low 90s before rain starts to move in.

High temperatures will range from the upper 80s along the Brevard County beach to the low 90s for beaches in Volusia County as well as everywhere inland. 

It will feel a tad bit hotter due to high humidity. 

Showers will pop up around 1 to 2 p.m. in the afternoon and make their way west. 

The late afternoon to the early evening will be most active especially for the coast back toward I-95. 

Some storms could even spread back into the Orlando metro with pockets of heavy rain and abundant lightning. 

Most of the action will simmer down by 9 or 10 p.m.

Rain chances will be typical or slightly higher than that through midweek. 

As we head into the weekend, rain chances taper off a little bit to more scattered storms versus widespread activity. 

Beach update

For beachgoers, it looks good to hit the sand or to take the boat out early in the day. 

Later in the afternoon, watch for the sky to turn dark as storms approach from the west. 

Rain chances remain right at 40%, with the heaviest hit areas continuing to be cities mainly east of I-95. Farther inland cities won't see as much rain, but a passing shower is possible. 

Tropical update

The tropics are all quiet for now. The latest from the National Hurricane Center shows tropical development is not expected for the next five days. 

The wave near the Lesser Antilles will still bring a lot of rain to the islands and then to Puerto Rico, but doesn't look to take on tropical development with upper level winds not favorable. 


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