Strong scattered storms around Central Florida

Orlando to reach high in mid-90s

ORLANDO, Fla. – We are pinpointing increased rain chances in the Orlando area as a front has stalled out in North Florida.

A severe thunderstorm warnings were in effect earlier this afternoon for parts of Lake, Marion and Volusia counties.

More storms are possible later on today.

Expect rain chances at 70% on Thursday and Friday.

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High temperatures will remain in the mid-90s through the weekend. The average high in Orlando on this date is 92.

Orlando has a rain deficit of 5.29 inches this year.

Pinpointing the tropics

A tropical wave near northern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras is forecast to move across Central America during the next few days and emerge over the Bay of Campeche, where an area of low pressure could form on Friday.

Some gradual development of the system is possible while it moves northwest over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico through the weekend.

The National Hurricane Center says the system has a 30% chance of developing tropical characteristics over the next five days.

The next named storm will be Danielle.

Hurricane season runs until Dec. 1.

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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.