Rain, thunderstorms possible Sunday in Central Florida

Gusty winds, frequent lightning possible as rain chances top out at 80%

By Danny Treanor - Meteorologist, Samara Cokinos - Meteorologist

ORLANDO, Fla. - Lots of rain, gusty winds and lightning -- rewind and repeat for Sunday.

News 6 meteorologist Danny Treanor said a steady stream of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico continues to push across the area, bringing rain throughout the day.

Rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches will be common. Some areas will receive more.

Cloudy skies Saturday night will act like a blanket and keep overnight temps on the warm and humid side. Lows Saturday night will range from 73 degrees in Palm Bay to 74 degrees in Ocala and 76 degrees in Orlando. Rain chances will drop to 40-50% overnight.

More of the same is expected for Sunday. Rain chances will top out at 80%. Expect rain and thunderstorms, along with gusty winds and frequent lightning. Highs will be down a little due to lack of sunshine. Temps will top out just under 90 degrees.

No major improvement is expected for the upcoming week until next weekend. More rain and thunderstorms will occur.

Tropics Update

According to News 6 meteorologist Samara Cokinos, the tropics are nice and quiet. The National Hurricane Center is not expecting anything tropical to develop over the next five days.

Beach Forecast

If you plan on trying to get some beach time in, there will be a narrow window of a few hours Sunday afternoon.

Highs will stay in the upper 80s and low 90s along the coast. The UV index will be moderate with additional clouds overhead. Remember, your skin can still burn quickly even when the sun isn't shining. Don't forget the sunscreen.

Rip current risk is low, but always check the flags at the lifeguard tower for any changes before heading into the water.

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