When to expect scattered rain, isolated storms in Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — Central Florida was warm and sunny Thursday, but there is rain in the forecast for Friday.


The high temperature in Orlando was expected to reach 82 degrees Thursday afternoon.

Central Florida will see significant changes Friday as an extensive storm system moves through the area.

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The system will bring a mix of scattered rain and isolated storms throughout Friday and into Saturday morning.

Pockets of heavy rain will be the main threat, with a risk of stronger storms over South Florida and Florida’s Gulf Coast.

“Rain should be anticipated for morning drive and extra time for the commute wouldn’t be a bad idea,” certified meteorologist George Waldenberger said. “After morning showers end tomorrow, spotty rain is still possible for the rest of day.”

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He said it will not be a washout Friday afternoon or evening, but those doing outdoor work will need to plan around showers.

The forecast is looking much better for Sunday, with clear skies and highs in the low- to mid-70s.

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Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly, WFTV.com

Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.