More clouds overnight, seasonable temps; high flooding threat this weekend

The sunshine and cool air mass stayed put for Thursday in Central Florida. Strong winds triggered a high surf advisory for all of the beaches along Brevard, Volusia and Flagler counties.

The northeasterly winds will produce rough surf. Large breaking waves and seas up to 7 feet are likely all along the east coast of Florida through Friday evening. Life-threatening rip currents are also possible, make sure to stay out of the water. A small craft advisory is in effect through Sunday for local and offshore waters.

Temperatures on Thursday afternoon reached between 68-72 degrees across Central Florida. More clouds will continue to build in the area, the evening will remain mostly cloudy and low temperatures will drop to the mid-50s. As the winds shift from the east, more moisture will arrive to the area and could develop couple of scattered showers on Friday, but the big rain event is coming late on Saturday and lasting through Sunday.

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A storm system will travel over the Gulf of Mexico, crossing the entire Florida peninsula, bringing in plenty of instability which will make the rain chances to shoot up to 100 percent on Sunday. We are expecting all of Central Florida to get measurable rain from late Saturday through late Sunday. This 24-hour period promises to be very active and there is a high risk for flooding for all of our area. Over 4 inches of rain is possible for many portions of Central Florida.

We will continue to monitor the evolution of this system and bring you the latest on Eyewitness News starting at 4 p.m. with chief meteorologist Tom Terry and certified meteorologist Kassandra Crimi.

Make sure to have our free WFTV Weather app ready to receive any alerts as soon as they are issued.

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Christopher Boyce joined WFTV in January of 2019.