Central Florida could see 1 to 3 inches of rainfall today & tomorrow

ORLANDO, Fla. — Storms fired back up Thursday afternoon.


Chief meteorologist Tom Terry said 1 to 3 inches of rain is expected to fall in Central Florida through 8 p.m.

Terry said the rain is coming from an active seabreeze and some additional moisture left over from Hurricane Idalia.

He said you can expect another active day weather-wise Friday as another 1 to 3 inches of rainfall is in the forecast.

But drier air will arrive during Labor Day weekend.

SEE: Hurricane Idalia brings flooding, storm damage to Florida

Terry said we can expect scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms Saturday, but they will eventually clear up.

“Weather looks great for FSU/LSU Sunday,” Terry said, referring to the teams’ scheduled matchup at Camping World Stadium.

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As areas of Florida recover from the impacts of Hurricane Idalia, the rain and storms are not over.

Central Florida will have an elevated chance of seeing rain and storms on Thursday and Friday.

Our area will have a 60% chance of seeing rain and storms on Thursday and slightly higher on Friday.

TIMELINE: Idalia weakens to a tropical storm as it moves over Georgia, the Carolinas

The high temperature in Orlando should reach around 90 degrees on Thursday afternoon.

Our area will see drier conditions this weekend and for most of next week.

Watch: Crews in Crystal River rescue people stranded in Hurricane Idalia’s floodwaters

High temperatures in the middle to upper 80s over the next several days.

Idalia continues to bring rain to North Carolina on Thursday morning and is forecast to move off the East Coast.

Watch: Orange County Convention Center serving as statewide staging area following Idalia

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