Scorching heat and a few showers in Central Florida

Orlando to reach high in upper 90s

ORLANDO, Fla. – The National Weather Service in Melbourne is monitoring a line of storms as it moves through Central Florida Wednesday afternoon.

A severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of Seminole County was allowed to expire at 2:45 p.m., and a flood advisory in areas of Seminole County impacted by heavy rain was allowed to expire at 3:30 p.m.

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We are pinpointing low rain chances once again on Thursday as dry air continues to build into the mid-levels of the atmosphere.

Expect a 30% coverage of rain in Central Florida, with rain chances increasing to 40% on Friday afternoon.

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High temperatures will be in the upper 90s in Orlando. The record high on this date is 98, set in 1917.

Expect highs in the mid-90s on Friday and the low to mid-90s over the weekend. We can expect rain chances to increase to 70% on Saturday and Sunday.

Pinpointing in the tropics

A tropical wave about 800 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands continues to produce some disorganized shower activity.

Upper-level winds are expected to become increasingly unfavorable for development during the next couple of days.

The hurricane center predicts that the system has a 10% chance of development over the next two to five days.

The next named storm will be called Danielle.

Hurricane season runs through November.


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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.