ORLANDO, Fla. – UPDATE: The bulk of the heavy rain associated with a disorganized tropical system is staying in South Florida, as expected.
A few gusty tropical downpours will continue to be possible through Saturday evening in Central Florida. Otherwise, under overcast skies, highs will only top out in the lower 80s.
Routine, scattered afternoon thunderstorms will return to Central Florida on Sunday as highs climb back into the lower 90s.
Potential Tropical Cyclone One is unlikely to become a named tropical storm Saturday, as it lacks the organization and strength to meet those standards. Its next chance to reorganize comes Sunday as it moves off of the Space Coast.
A tropical weather system will bring rain to Central Florida, although some areas will be affected much more than others.
Tropical storm warnings were issued early Friday for Brevard and Osceola counties as the system could become Alex, the first named storm of the 2022 hurricane season.
The cone of uncertainty, the projected path of Potential Tropical Cyclone One, shifted early Friday, showing southern Brevard County included.
Rain from the system will likely start Friday night, with more wet weather possible though Saturday.
“Osceola and Brevard counties will see the heaviest rain,” News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.
From 2 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, computer models showed that those areas could see up to 3 inches of rain and wind gusts of greater than 45 mph.
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For Orlando and the surrounding areas, light rain is expected, with Orlando estimated to get 0.22 inches of rain; Sanford to receive 0.27 inches; Cocoa Beach to get 1.24 inches; and Daytona Beach to have 0.02 inches of rain by 9 p.m. Saturday.
“If we see any shift in the cone, we could see a major difference,” Bridges said.
Hurricane season runs until Dec. 1.
Check back for updates.
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