Cloud cover could hamper viewing of eclipse in Central Florida

Orlando to see high in mid-90s

By Troy Bridges - Meteorologist

ORLANDO, Fla. - Rain chances will be low, but there will be cloud cover Monday for the Great American Eclipse.

"Some drier air will lead to rain chances at 20 percent," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "We will see plenty of clouds off and on with some sunshine. All the clouds could be a factor blocking out the sun."

High temperatures will reach the mid-90s in the Orlando area. The average high on this date in Orlando is 92. 

Rain chances will be 20 percent on Tuesday before jumping to 50 percent on Wednesday and 60 percent on Thursday.

"A wave moving through the Bahamas and eventually to South Florida will give us an increased chance for rain on Friday and on Saturday," Bridges said.

Pinpointing the tropics

Harvey could restrengthen as it makes landfall near the Yucatán Peninsula in the next couple of days. The hurricane center is giving it an 80 percent chance of redevelopment with in the next five days.

The wave heading into the Bahamas has a 40 percent chance of development within the next five days.

"We will have to watch the system, as it will bring us an increased chance for rain on Thursday, Friday and Saturday," he said.

Another wave in the open Atlantic now has zero chance of development.

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