Here’s how Laura, Marco will affect Central Florida

Hurricane, tropical storm expected to impact Gulf Coast

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Tropical storms Laura and Marco will remain far away from Central Florida, but that doesn’t mean they won’t have any impacts here.

“Aside from added tropical moisture leading to rain off and on, we expect to see issues at our East Coast beaches with elevated rip currents, even though the systems will be in the Gulf of Mexico,” News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.

Both storms are on projected paths toward Louisiana and Texas, with landfall expected this week.

Grill & Chill forecast -- 8/24/20
Grill & Chill forecast -- 8/24/20

In the Orlando area, the big story will be the heat.

Highs will reach 94 Monday, with a heat index up to 110 degrees and a 40% coverage of rain. The record high in Orlando on this date is 99, set in 1915.

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Rain chances stay at 40% Tuesday and Wednesday before creeping up to 50% for the rest of the week.

Orlando has a yearly rain deficit of 2.64 inches.

More rain in Central Florida forecast
More rain in Central Florida forecast

About the Authors:

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.