High heat, strong storms hitting Central Florida

Orlando to reach highs in low 90s

ORLANDO, Fla. – Expect some more afternoon storms Thursday in Central Florida as the sea breezes fire up.

Severe thunderstorms have hit the metro Orlando area and Ocala already today.

We will have a 70% coverage of rain. Expect rain chances at 60% on Friday and 50% through the weekend.

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High temperatures will be in the low 90s for the next several days. The average high in Orlando on this date is 91. The record high is 96, set in 1807.

Orlando had 0.58 inches of rain Wednesday, putting the city’s rain deficit for 2022 at 5.21 inches.

TRACKING THE TROPICS

We are pinpointing three areas of low pressure in the tropics.

Tropical Depression Five has developed, but it will stay a “fish storm,” meaning it will remain at sea and won’t threaten any land mass.

Another low is moving closer to the Lesser Antilles. It will eventually move out to sea and also remain away from land. Currently it has a 60% chance of development over the next two days and an 80% chance over the next five days.

Another area of low pressure is off the coast of Africa, and it has a 40% chance of development over the next five days.


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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.