Rain will continue to hit Central Florida this week

Sanford received 5.17 inches of rain Sunday

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rain will continue to hit Central Florida this week

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Rain chances stay high at 70% for a good bit of the week, with high temperatures close to 90 in the Orlando area.

Many areas saw several inches of rain on Sunday, leading to localized flooding. Sanford set a new daily rainfall record of 5.17 inches.

Orlando only received 0.10 inches, however, putting its deficit at 6.25 inches this year.

Pinpointing the tropics

Two tropical storms, Peter and Rose, developed over the weekend, but neither will impact Florida or the United States.

At 11 p.m. Monday, Peter was 110 miles north of the northern Leeward Islands, moving west-northwest at 12 mph with sustained winds of 50 mph.

Peter is expected to take a sharp turn to the north by mid-week on a projected path near Bermuda.

Rose, meanwhile, was 775 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, heading northwest at 15 mph with 50 mph winds.

Rose is on a path into the open Atlantic.

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Elsewhere, a tropical wave over the far eastern tropical Atlantic several hundred miles southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands is producing an area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms.

Environmental conditions appear conducive for gradual development over the next several days, and a tropical depression could form later this week while the system moves west at 10 to 15 mph across the eastern and central tropical Atlantic Ocean.

The National Hurricane Center says it has a 80% chance of developing tropical characteristics over the next five days.

And the remnants of Odette are a couple of hundred miles southeast of Newfoundland.

The low-pressure system could acquire some subtropical characteristics by the middle of this week as it moves slowly eastward and then southeastward over warmer waters across the north-central Atlantic Ocean.

The next named storms will be called Sam, Teresa and Victor.

Hurricane season runs through November.

Latest Tracking of tropical systems.
Latest Tracking of tropical systems.

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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.