Central Florida has no luck with St. Patrick's Day forecast

Cool, rainy weather prevails

By Samara Cokinos - Meteorologist, Danny Treanor - Meteorologist

ORLANDO, Fla. - A little green on the radar will do some good across central Florida on St. Patrick's Day. 

It's not going to be a washout, but the first half of the day will be a little soggy.

Light to moderate rain showers will form from the west and move toward the east. This will be a lot more active over the northern zone, as well as Osceola and Brevard counties. 

As the second half of the day rolls around, showers will be a little less active. Cloudy skies will linger, along with the gusty north winds near 20 mph. 

You may want a light jacket to accompany your rain gear. 

High temperatures will range from 66 in Daytona Beach to 69 in Cocoa Beach, as well as Orlando. 
Ocala will stay right around 67 degrees. 

On the water Sunday, boaters need to use caution. It's going to be a bumpy ride, with seas averaging 4-6 feet and choppy conditions along the Intracoastal Waterway. 

Better weather is coming by the end of the week but meanwhile,  those clouds linger into the night and a 40 percent chance of rain is in the forecast.  A north wind will bring some slightly cooler air into Central Florida, with lows ranging from 50 in Ocala to 58 in Orlando to 62 in Palm Bay.

It will be cloudy again on Monday with an additional element of wind. Winds could gust up to 20 mph while high temperatures are suppressed to the mid- to high-60s.

More of the same for Tuesday and Wednesday with sunshine returning by Thursday, which is also the first full day of spring.

Next weekend looks promising.

Happy St. Patrick's Day.

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