Subtropical Storm Leslie forms in Atlantic, experts still watching Kirk

Sunday highs will be in upper 80s, low 90s

By Samara Cokinos - Meteorologist, Danny Treanor - Meteorologist

While Sunday may be the first full day of fall, Central Florida weather is staying in summer mode, especially concerning development in the tropics.

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Tropical update

There are four main areas experts are keeping an eye on in the tropics.

Subtropical Storm Leslie formed around 11 a.m. Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm has winds of 40 mph with some higher gusts. NHC experts said some slight strengthening is possible, but the storm is forecast to become absorbed by a larger nontropical low by the middle of the week.

"It looks as though it's just going to spin out in the middle of the Atlantic for the next five to 10 days," News 6 meteorologist Danny Treanor said.

Tropical Storm Kirk is still a ways away, but moving a little faster over the open Atlantic. The storm will continue a westward path and could strengthen a little by Tuesday, but is not expected to come near the Leeward and Windward Islands until Thursday.

"This will be something we will continue to watch in the upcoming week," News 6 meteorologist Samara Cokinos said.

Tropical Depression 11 degenerated into a trough of low pressure around 11 a.m. Sunday. NHC experts said the remnants of the storm will continue to dissipate.

An unorganized area of rain east of Florida could come closer to the U.S. and bring some additional rain to the Carolinas. That area has a 30 percent chance of development.

Sunday forecast

"Sunday brought some sun, some clouds and the illusion of slightly cooler air for the first day of fall," Treanor said. 

Sunday highs will reach the upper 80s and low 90s. Cokinos said some scattered showers will move inland in the afternoon.

Overall rain coverage is expected to be 40 percent, mainly over the southern zones. Northern areas will experience around 20 to 30 percent rain coverage. Most of that rain will clear out in the early evening. A moderate rip current risk will continue along Central Florida beaches. 

Overnight temperatures will be dropping into the low or mid-70s for the entire state of Florida.

Monday will bring temperatures back near 90 degrees in most places, with a 50 percent chance of rain. The rest of the week is predicted to have warm temperatures, with the chance of rain dropping to 30 percent by Friday.

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