First day of hurricane season brings Inconvenient Weather Day to Central Florida

Rain chances increase to 70% in Orlando area

ORLANDO, Fla. – We are pinpointing an Inconvenient Weather Day across Central Florida on the first day of the 2023 hurricane season.

Expect a 70% coverage of rain Thursday in Orlando.

Rain chances will remain high for the next several days, with a chance for some lightning and heavy downpours across the region. The main concern will be localized flooding, as rain will add up over the next couple of days.

There’s a 60% coverage of rain Friday.

Rain chances dip to 40% for Saturday and Sunday.

High temperatures will be in the mid-80s for the next several days.

We will continue to have high seas and strong rip currents at our beaches.



An an area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico will have a difficult time developing tropical characteristics due to upper-level winds and dry air.

As of Thursday, the National Hurricane Center gives the system a 20% chance to develop over the next two to seven days.

Regardless of development, the disturbance will bring rain to Central Florida for the next several days, with 2-4 inches possible in some areas by the end of the weekend.

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Hurricane season runs from June through November.

The first named storm of the season will be Arlene. Here’s a full list of storm names for 2023.

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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.