Rain continues to dampen July 4 weekend festivities Sunday night

ORLANDO, Fla. — Wet weather continues to hit Central Florida this Fourth of July Weekend.

5 p.m. Update:

Waves of passing downpours are hitting some areas with severe storms and pockets of flooding.

Storms will continue through early evening with most diminishing by sunset, however, lingering pockets of rain will last a little longer in a few locations.

After another quiet night Sunday night, we’ll gear up for more storms Monday, but the rain pattern will be a little different.

For Independence Day, the morning looks mostly quiet, with a few pockets of rain developing just before noon.

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The overall coverage of rain Monday will not be as widespread, which means more areas will miss out on it, and for those that do, rainfall amounts shouldn’t be as heavy as the last two days.

Plan on areas of passing rain and lightning mid-afternoon through early evening, with most ending by the time any fireworks festivities begin.

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Sunday will be another hot and sticky day in Central Florida.

We will see temperatures hit the upper 80s and low 90s.


Scattered showers and storms will start to develop around midday.

Through the afternoon and evening, we will have a good chance of heavy rain and lightning storms for our interior zones.

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Some communities could pick up another 1-3 inches of rain on Sunday.

Off the Carolina coast, Tropical Storm Colin dissipated almost as fast as it formed. As of 5 a.m. Sunday, only remnants remain.

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Tropical Storm Bonnie will continue moving west, potentially strengthening in a hurricane off the west coast of Mexico.

Chief meteorologist Tom Terry

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