ORLANDO, Fla. – Say that five times fast. Rain and storm chances increase slightly Sunday, but still most of Central Florida will be dry. Like the past few days, any downpour or storm that gets going will start along Interstate 75 and push to the east coast. Highs climb into the low-to-mid 90s with the heat index jumping into the 100-108 ballpark.
The heat index or “feels like” is not made up value. Your body cools itself by sweating and then having that sweat evaporate by the air. It’s a process known as evaporative cooling. When there is more humidity in the air, your sweat doesn’t evaporate as much and therefore your body won’t cool down, leading to more heat-related illnesses.
More widespread rain returns for the week ahead.
Most of the morning and early afternoon is dry at the beach. Expect to dodge a few downpours and storms late in the afternoon and early evening. Higher storm chances return Monday. There is a moderate risk for rip currents.
The Atlantic remains quiet as we start August. No new development is expected over the five days.