Tropical wave brings rain to Central Florida

Orlando to reach highs in 90s all week

The rain has moved out of the Central Florida area this evening.
The rain has moved out of the Central Florida area this evening.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rain chances ramped up in Central Florida on Tuesday, thanks to a tropical wave.

“The wave is producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms over southern Florida and much of Cuba,” News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. “Gradual development of this system is possible while it moves west-northwest during the next few days."

The system is expected to move over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico later in the day. It has a 40% chance of development within the next two days as it eventually moves up and away from Florida.

Another low, located between Africa and the Lesser Antilles, now has a 60% chance of development.

Orlando-area forecast

Rain chances stand at 60% Tuesday in Central Florida, with a high of 93 degrees. The average high on this date is 92. The record high is 98, set in 1892.

The chance of rain dips to 40% from Wednesday through the weekend, with highs in the low to mid-90s.

Orlando has a yearly rain deficit of 1.95 inches, although the city has a surplus of 4.10 inches since June 1.

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Daniel started with WKMG-TV in 2000 and became the digital content manager in 2009. When he's not working on, Daniel likes to head to the beach or find a sporting event nearby.

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.