Saturday storms begin to clear out, rain chances decrease for back-to-school

Nighttime lows in the mid-70s with partly cloudy skies

By Samara Cokinos - Meteorologist, Danny Treanor - Meteorologist

ORLANDO, Fla. - There was no relief from Central Florida's summer rains Saturday as the day brought more showers and high heat.

News 6 meteorologist Danny Treanor said "temperatures around Central Florida tried to push into the 90s but were by the intense cloud coverage."

Showers and thunderstorms moved in east over Marion, Lake, Volusia and Seminole Counties. Other counties were not spared the rain. Showers popped up in the afternoon. Overall rain coverage was 60 percent.

Officials said one woman was rescued from a boating accident in Volusia County and taken to an area hospital with possible spinal injuries.

Volusia County Beach Safety officials said although it was a busy day, it was otherwise relatively uneventful. 

News 6 meteorologist Samara Cokinos said there are possibilities for pockets of heavy rain and gusty winds, near 50 mph, in the early evening.

"Lots of lightning is possible with any thunderstorms that flare up," Cokinos said. "Make sure to be safe and stay indoors if you hear thunder."

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Western zones will begin to clear out late in the day, according to Cokinos. The coast will be stormy through the early evening. 

When the rain eventually does clear, it will leave partly to mostly cloudy skies with lows in the mid 70s. Winds will be blowing south at about 5 mph.

Sunday's forecast is similar, with more storms and 60 percent rain coverage. Highs are predicted to climb back toward 90 degrees.

As the week starts and children go back to school, the stormy weather is predicted to let up. Rain chances will drop between 20 and 30 percent, which could also mean higher temperatures.

Tropical Update

There is an area in the mid-Atlantic Ocean that has a slight chance for some development over the next few days as it moves westward. Both Treanor and Cokinos said no development is expected from the mass in the next five days.

"It's still pretty far out there," Cokinos said. "We will continue to keep an eye on it for you and bring you the changes as they happen."

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