Heavy rain expected to drench Central Florida

Orlando to reach high near 93 degrees

ORLANDO, Fla. – We are increasing rain chances for the next couple of days, expecting an 80% coverage across Central Florida on Thursday and Friday.

The National Weather Service in Jacksonville issued a tornado warning for the area of Archer in Marion County that lasted from 8:26 a.m. until 9 a.m. An earlier tornado warning issued by the NWS at 7:53 a.m. for parts of western Marion County was allowed to expire before 8:30 a.m.

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No damage or injuries were reported.

A severe thunderstorm warning was in effect for Orange and Osceola counties until 5:30 p.m.

Rain chances will be 70% from Saturday through Tuesday.

High temperatures in Orlando will be just a couple of degrees above the average for this time of year, 90 degrees. The record high temperature in Orlando on this date is 103, set in 1921.

Orlando may see its rain deficit of 5.63 inches in 2022 dip due to the rain.

TRACKING THE TROPICS

Hurricane Earl is in the open Atlantic, moving closer to Bermuda. It will not impact the U.S.

Earl has 100 mph. winds and will eventually become a major Category 3 or 4 hurricane, but will stay out to sea.

Danielle is not post-tropical as it treks toward Europe.

An area of low pressure in the open Atlantic has a 70% chance of development over the next two to five days. The low is about 1,000 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands.

Another area of low pressure off the coast of Africa has a 30% chance of over the next five days. It’s destination is not known.

The next named storm will be called Fiona.

Hurricane season reaches its peak on Saturday and 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.