ORLANDO, Fla. – UPDATE:
Significant weather advisories were in effect for multiple counties as storms moved through Central Florida Wednesday afternoon.
Thunderstorms brought heavy rainfall to Orange County, prompting a flood advisory to remain in effect until 5:15 p.m., according to News 6 meteorologist Samara Cokinos.
Thunderstorms passing by in Orange county have produced 1.5-3 inches of rain so far. Another 1-2 inches of rain can be expected in the green shaded area. A Flood Advisory has been issued until 5:15 this evening. Please be safe on your commute home. #news6 #ClickOrlando #cflwx pic.twitter.com/VjLCKmOBvF— Samara Cokinos (@CokinosSamaraWx) July 1, 2020
Shortly before 2:45 p.m., the National Weather Service in Melbourne said Central Florida residents should expect to see strong storms across parts of Brevard, Seminole, Orange, Lake and Osceola counties that could produce winds around 50 mph, heavy rainfall and lightning.
2:41 PM | Expect an increase in coverage and intensity of storms across north Brevard, Seminole, Orange, southern Lake, and even northwest Osceola counties from mid to late afternoon. Locally, winds could gust up to around 50 mph, with torrential downpours, and frequent lightning— NWS Melbourne (@NWSMelbourne) July 1, 2020
Earlier in the afternoon, a significant weather advisory was in effect for parts of Lake and Volusia counties until 2:15 p.m. A similar advisory was issued for parts of Seminole and Volusia counties until 3 p.m.
ORIGINAL WEATHER STORY:
Rain chances are on the rise in Central Florida, but it will still be hot, hot, hot!
“As the Saharan dust pushes out for a little while, our rain chances will gradually increase,” News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.
Orlando will see a high of 95 degrees Wednesday, with a 40% coverage of storms in the afternoon.
The “feels like” temperature will reach at least 100 degrees. The average high on this date is 91.
“There is the risk for a few strong storms after 2 p.m.,” Bridges said.
Rain chances jump to 60% from Thursday through Saturday, which is the Fourth of July. Highs will be in the low to mid-90s during that time frame.
“We will see a 70% coverage of rain Sunday and then an 80% chance of rain by Monday,” Bridges said.