LIVE RADAR: Summer storms expected to bring heavy rain to Central Florida

Tropics stay active as calendar pushes to July

Latest Tracking of tropical systems.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Summer storms are striking Central Florida.

High pressure over the area will produce a southerly wind flow Friday, allowing the east and west coast sea breezes to push inland earlier, with a collision for inland areas by the afternoon.

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Up to 3 inches of rain could fall in a short time in localized areas. Some of the inland storms will eventually push back to the Volusia and Brevard coasts, producing heavy rain, lightning and gusty winds.

High pressure over the area will produce a southerly wind flow Friday, allowing the east and west coast sea breezes to push inland earlier, with a collision for inland areas by the afternoon.

Highs will max out in the upper 80s along the coast and the low 90s further inland.

For the Fourth of July holiday weekend, high pressure settles over the western Atlantic, bringing back the onshore flow. Remaining moisture tied to sea breeze development will keep rain chances at 50-60% through each afternoon.

Expect near normal temperatures, with highs near 90 degrees.

Pinpointing the tropics

1. Tropical Storm Bonnie is expected to bring heavy rain and cause flash flooding and mudslides in Nicaragua and Costa Rica as it moves ashore Friday night into early Saturday.

2. A tropical wave located over the Windward Islands. The system is producing showers and storms. Development, if any, should be slow to occur while it tracks west. Formation chance sits at 10% over the next two to five days.

The next named storms will be called Bonnie, Colin, Danielle and Earl.

Hurricane season ends Dec. 1.


About the Author:

Candace joined the News 6 team as the weekend morning meteorologist and reporter. She comes to Central Florida from Miami.