Highs to hit low 90s; rain chances on the rise

Orlando more than 9 inches below yearly rainfall total

By Troy Bridges - Meteorologist

ORLANDO, Fla. - Rain chances are on the rise in Central Florida as the end of the week approaches.

"High pressure has dominated the forecast for the last several days," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "Now, that area of high pressure will begin to break down as more moisture works in and invades the dry air that led to low rain chances."

There's a 10 percent chance of rain Thursday along the east coast.

Orlando's high will reach 91 degrees. The average high on this date is 89. The record is 97, set in 1930.

High temperatures will be in the low 90s into next week.

"Rain chances gradually increase to 30 percent on Friday and Saturday and 40 percent from Sunday through Wednesday," Bridges said. "The increase in moisture is mainly due to a wave of tropical moisture building in from the Bahamas. This will not be any sort of named system, but it will bring added moisture for several days that could definitely help with our fire danger."

A large part of Central Florida is in the very high category for the threat of fires.

Orlando is 9.22 inches below the average amount of rain for the year.

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