High humidity, chance of rain dominate forecast for first day of school

Heat index will be over 100 degrees

By Samara Cokinos - Meteorologist

ORLANDO, Fla,- - Most of the heavy rain is gone and what is left in Marion County should clear out around midnight or shortly after. 
 
The rest of the night will be quiet with partly to mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid 70s. 
 
Monday is the first day back at school for the kiddos! 
 
We start the day mainly dry and humid. The humidity will be a key player in the forecast as it heats up. It will feel like 105 degrees with actual forecast highs near 93 degrees. 
 
At the bus stop in the afternoon there could be some stormy weather to contend with, so be sure to put an umbrella in the backpacks before students head out the door in the morning. 
 
Rain coverage will be a little less than Sunday. Rain chances are at 40% with the majority of the rain mainly staying west of the I-95 corridor. The coast should stay fairly dry, but we can't rule out a few sprinkles here and there. It's not a washout for the coast by any means. 
 
Inland will have heavy rain, lightning and gusty winds through the evening, gradually clearing out by 10 p.m. 
 
The rest of the week rain chances remain elevated with chances near 50%-60% each afternoon. Highs in the low 90s will continue to feel like the triple digits. 

Be on the lookout in the afternoon as some of these storms could be intense. Torrential downpours and frequent lightning will be the main threats.

Tropical update

As for the tropics, it's all quiet for now. Tropical formation is not expected for the next five days as of the latest release from the National Hurricane Center. Keep in mind we still have a ways to go. The season doesn't end until Nov. 30th. Always stay prepared and have a plan. 
 

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