Storms hit Central Florida, Floridians should expect rain rest of week

Rain chances stand at 50% on Saturday and Sunday

ORLANDO, Fla. – Storms continued to hit parts of Central Florida on Wednesday.

Heavy rain was spotted in Orange County and Osceola County on Wednesday night.

Showers lingered until 11 p.m.

Expect a 60% coverage of rain for the next several days.

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Rain chances stand at 50% on Saturday and Sunday.

Orlando has a rain deficit of 6.16 inches this year.

Pinpointing the tropics

The National Hurricane Center is watching Tropical Storm Mindy in the Gulf of Mexico.

It will be a rainmaker for Central Florida over the next couple of days.

Heavy rainfall will be possible across portions of the Florida Panhandle and southern Georgia through Thursday, with localized flooding possible.

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Meanwhile, Larry remains a major Category 3 hurricane with 105 mph winds.

As of 11 p.m. Wednesday, Larry was 375 miles southeast of Bermuda, moving northwest at 15 mph.

Larry’s projected path will keep it east of Bermuda and away from the United States.

However, Larry will continue to increase the rip current risk at Central Florida beaches.

The next named storms will be called Nicholas and Odette.

Sept. 10 marks the peak of hurricane season, which runs through November.

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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.