Rain chances to return this weekend

Hurricane Ophelia expected to stay away from U.S.

By Troy Bridges - Meteorologist

ORLANDO, Fla. - After drier air kept rain chances low for the past couple of days, Central Florida will see the moisture chances increase again on Friday.

Mostly dry conditions can be expected through Thursday night, with 20 percent rain chances and temperatures in the upper 70s near 80 as late as 11 p.m.

On Friday, Central Florida will have a 40 percent coverage of rain, with a few embedded thunderstorms starting in the afternoon into the evening.

Rain chances will be fairly high through the weekend, at 60 percent on Saturday and 50 percent on Sunday on and off throughout the weekend.

It won’t rain all day every day through the weekend, but we will have the opportunity for on and off showers.

Rain chances will continue to be at 40 percent on Monday.

Afternoon high temperatures will be a little above the average, in the upper 80s for the end of the week through the weekend and even the first part of next week.

The average high in Orlando is 86. 

Temperatures will back closer to the average, in the mid-80s, for this time of year by the middle of next week.

The News 6 weather time is watching Hurricane Ophelia in the Atlantic Ocean. The hurricane has winds up to 90 mph and is moving north-northeast at 2 mph. Eventually, Ophelia will interact with Ireland, but will stay far from the United States.

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