Storms roll in bringing strong thunderstorms

Wet weather expected all week in Orlando area

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ORLANDO, Fla.UPDATE: As storms move through Central Florida Tuesday afternoon the National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm warnings for Volusia and Seminole counties that expired at 4:45 p.m.

A strong storm with very gusty winds was located over the Central Florida Zoo in Seminole County. Wind gusts of 50 to 55 mph will be possible with these storms.

Radar also shows thunderstorms moving at 30 mph through Osceola and Orange counties. The NWS issued significant weather advisories for Orange and Osceola that are set to expire at 6 p.m.

Heading into the second part of the day expect the stormy weather to spread out bringing heavy rain, lightning, and strong wind gusts. A few thunderstorms could turn severe through the late afternoon.

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We are pinpointing more scattered showers and storms across Central Florida each afternoon into the weekend.

Expect a high coverage of rain at 60%, mainly after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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Rain chances are even higher on Wednesday at 70%.

Expect high temperatures near 90 all week, with rain chances continuing at 50% over the weekend.

Monday in Orlando, we had a high temperature of 93 degrees. The record high for yesterday was 99, set in 1944.

The average high in Orlando on this date is 91. The record high for Tuesday is 98, set in 1987.

Orlando received 0.63 inches of rain on Monday, putting the city’s deficit at 5.88 inches since the first of the year.

Rain streams into Central Florida from Gulf
Rain streams into Central Florida from Gulf

Pinpointing the tropics

The National Hurricane Center has issued the last advisory on the remnants of Claudette, located a couple of hundred miles southeast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Meanwhile, a tropical wave located about 650 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands is producing disorganized showers and a few thunderstorms.

Some additional development of the disturbance will be possible during the next couple of days before upper-level winds become less conducive for further organization by Thursday.

The system is expected to move westward to west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph.

The NHC says there’s a 30% chance of tropical development over the next two to five days.


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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.