Central Florida forecast: What’s next after rain from Eta?

Orlando-area weather improves in the afternoon

Tropical Storm Eta continues to move inland north of Central Florida. There will be pockets of moderate to heavy rain for the morning commute, but the rain will gradually shut off through Thursday morning. The severe weather threat with Eta has also significantly decreased.
Tropical Storm Eta continues to move inland north of Central Florida. There will be pockets of moderate to heavy rain for the morning commute, but the rain will gradually shut off through Thursday morning. The severe weather threat with Eta has also significantly decreased. (WKMG)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Bands from Tropical Storm Eta moved inland across Central Florida on Thursday. There were pockets of moderate to heavy rain for the morning commute, but the rain will gradually shut off by the afternoon.

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The severe weather threat with Eta is no longer a concern.

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Forecast

Wind gusts will continue to be on the order of 30-40 mph through the first half of the day and will gradually relax through the afternoon.

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Winds will shift out of the west as Eta lifts north and east of Central Florida.

Wind gusts

Behind Eta, rain chances drop considerably to close out the work week and to start the weekend. High temperatures will reach the upper 80s by the weekend.

Here's what to expect as Eta moves out of Florida.
Here's what to expect as Eta moves out of Florida.

About the Author:

Jonathan Kegges joined the News 6 team in June 2019 as the Weekend Morning Meteorologist. Jonathan comes from Roanoke, Virginia where he covered three EF-3 tornadoes and deadly flooding brought on by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.