Waves of tropical moisture to dump BIG rain on Central Florida

Orlando to reach high near 93 degrees

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ORLANDO, Fla. – A severe thunderstorm warning was issued Friday morning for Orange and Osceola counties as tropical moisture pours into Central Florida.

The warning expired at 9:30 a.m.

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Storms with 60 mph wind gusts moved toward Orlando, Kissimmee, Ocoee, Winter Garden and St. Cloud.

Orlando International Airport tweeted that the storms could cause flight and baggage delays.

“Please check with your airline directly for any updates in regards to their operations at this time,” OIA tweeted.

It’s called “tropical moisture” because the rain is coming from the tropics, near Cuba, not because it will gain any tropical characteristics.

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Pinpointing lots of tropical moisture coming to Central Florida.

We call it “tropical moisture” because it is moisture coming in from the tropics, near Cuba, not because it will gain any tropical characteristics.

Rain chances will increase through Friday to 70%, with a high near 93. The normal high in Orlando for this time of year is 89. The record high on this date is 96, set in 1935.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued Friday morning for Orange and Osceola counties as tropical moisture pours into Central Florida.

Expect an 80% coverage of rain on Saturday.

We will see on and off heavy downpours that could add up to more than 4 inches in some spots.

Orlando has a rain surplus of 1.24 inches since the first of the year.

Expect high temperatures in the upper 80s on Saturday and low 90s for Sunday into next week.

Rain chances dip to 40% on Sunday and Monday.


About the Author:

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.