Another round of storms to pound parts of Central Florida

Orlando will see high in low 90s

ORLANDO, Fla. – More sea breeze storms will spark up Saturday in Central Florida, putting the historic SpaceX crewed launch in jeopardy.

News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said model data shows big storms moving from west to east during the afternoon. Launch is scheduled for 3:22 p.m., and future radar shows storms over Kennedy Space Center from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

“Rain chances will be scattered across Central Florida through the afternoon, mainly after 2 o’clock,” Bridges said.

Orlando will reach a high near 91 degrees. The average high on this date is 90. The record high is 100, set in 1945.

With much-needed rain this week, the yearly rain deficit in Orlando has dropped to 6.86 inches.

Storm clouds pass over the Vehicle Assembly Building as the SpaceX Falcon 9, with the Crew Dragon spacecraft on top of the rocket, sits on Launch Pad 39-A Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Two astronauts will fly on the SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station scheduled for launch Wednesday, weather permitting. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Tracking the tropics

“We continue to pinpoint the tropics as an area of low pressure tries to organize out in the open Atlantic,” Bridges said.

The system has a 60% chance of development over the next two days. The next named storm will be call Cristobal.

“It will likely stay away from land and only have a couple of days to develop before weakening and then falling apart altogether,” Bridges said.

If it develops, it would be the third name storm of the season before June 1, the official start of hurricane season, something that has never before happened.

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From chasing tornadoes and tracking the tropics, to forecasting ice storms and other dangerous weather, Troy Bridges has covered it all! Troy is an award-winning meteorologist who always prepares you for the day ahead on the News 6 Morning News.