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Tropical Storm Nana and Tropical Storm Omar form in the Atlantic

Orlando area to see more rain

Tropical Storm Nana formed south of Jamaica on Tuesday, nine days until the peak of hurricane season, which has been record-setting in 2020.
Tropical Storm Nana formed south of Jamaica on Tuesday, nine days until the peak of hurricane season, which has been record-setting in 2020. (WKMG)

Tropical Storm Nana formed south of Jamaica on Tuesday, nine days until the peak of hurricane season, which has been record-setting in 2020.

Nana was about 320 miles east of Limon, Honduras, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. Nana was moving east northeast at 14 mph. The storm is not a threat to Florida or the United States.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for a portion of the Yucatan Mexico from Puerto Costa Maya to Chetumal.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Northern Honduras, Roatan Island, the Bay Islands of Honduras, the Caribbean Sea coast of Guatemala, and Belize. A Tropical Storm Watch means tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Omar, off the coast of North Carolina, has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and is moving northeast, away from the United States at 14 mph.

Omar is expected to be short-lived and should be a remnant low by late Thursday.

A tropical wave is expected to merge off the coast of Africa. It has a 50% chance of developing over the next five days.

There’s also another small area of low pressure that formed halfway between the Winward Islands and the coast of Africa. This area has a 20% chance of development over the next five days.

The next storm will be called Paulette.

Orlando-area forecast

“Closer to home, it’s all about increasing rain chances, especially after 2 o’clock,” Bridges said.

Orlando will start with sunny skies before the sea breezes collide.

Highs Wednesday are 94 and stay in the mid-90s through the weekend. Rain chances go down a little Thursday through Saturday to 40%. Keep your rain gear nearby in the event plans are outdoors in the afternoon when storms start to roll in. Also, stay hydrated! Heat indices will be around 102 degrees tomorrow and with continued high humidity it will feel that way during several of the afternoons this week. The average high on this date is 91. The record high is 96, set in 1907.

Orlando’s rain deficit is 3.03 inches since January 1.


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