Nature’s fireworks expected to be on full display again across Central Florida

Storms winding down late Sunday evening

It will be a good idea to have a backup ready for your afternoon holiday weekend plans. Widespread rain and thunderstorms will once again be expected Sunday. Rain chances dip a bit heading into Monday.

ORLANDO, Fla. – It will be a good idea to have a backup ready for your afternoon holiday weekend plans. Widespread rain and thunderstorms will once again be expected Sunday. Rain chances dip a bit heading into Monday.

Most of Sunday morning will be humid and dry, but like Saturday, around lunch, look for showers and storms to develop.

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Future radar

Storms will quickly increase in coverage through the early and middle afternoon.

Future radar

Expect lighter showers to linger for part of the evening.

Future radar

A few stray showers will still be possible around 9 p.m. for fireworks, but by that point most of Central Florida will just be mainly cloudy. The highest chance to be completely dry for fireworks will be north and east of Orlando.

Future radar

Independence Day:

Storms will behave a little differently Monday. Expect storms to get a later start, closer to 1 or 2 p.m. along Interstate 95. With a slightly stronger breeze off of the Atlantic. The east coast sea breeze will quickly march inland.

  1. This will keep most of the East Coast beaches dry with sunshine for most of the Fourth of July.
  2. Storms will move closer to Interstate 4 in the 3 p.m - 6 p.m. ballpark.
  3. Storms will move to the Interstate 75 corridor closer to dinnertime.
  4. The highest chance for rain to linger for the start of Fireworks on the Fourth itself will be along and around I-75, but most of the storms should already be near or off the Gulf Coast as the East Coast sea breeze forces everything quickly west.

Rain chances as a whole drop to 60% Monday. Highs for the Fourth of July top out in the low-to-mid 90s.

Tropics update:

Tropical Depression Colin has dissipated over North Carolina. Its remnants continue to skirt the Mid-Atlantic coast as it drifts north. The rest of the Atlantic is quiet. There are no tropical threats to Florida.


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About the Author:

Jonathan Kegges joined the News 6 team in June 2019 as the Weekend Morning Meteorologist. Jonathan comes from Roanoke, Virginia where he covered three EF-3 tornadoes and deadly flooding brought on by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.