• Scattered afternoon showers; much drier, cooler conditions to end the week

    By: Brian Shields , Irene Sans


    Sun and clouds are in the forecast for Central Florida on Thursday, with a high temperature of 86 degrees, and about 40% of Central Florida will receive measurable rain.


    A cold front has passed and is located over South Florida. Drier and more stable conditions are slowly arriving in Central Florida. Still expect passing showers with embedded storms Thursday afternoon, especially along the coast. Residents across inland counties should keep their umbrellas handy. Rainfall for inland locations will be about a half-inch, and parts of Volusia and Brevard counties could receive up to 1.5 inches, depending on where the storms land.


    The evening will bring partly cloudy skies with a low temperature of 69 degrees. At the beach, the rip current risk is moderate.

    The rough breaking surf can knock you down, making you susceptible to getting caught in a dangerous rip current. Ask a lifeguard about ocean hazards when you arrive at the beach and only swim within sight of a lifeguard, the National Weather Service said.


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    As the dry air filters over Central Florida, the temperatures will feel much nicer. Friday morning could feel much cooler in rural locations. Humidity will be low through the weekend. Highs on Friday will be in the mid-80s. The coast could still receive some isolated showers Friday morning, but sunshine will prevail for the afternoon areawide.


    The weekend forecast

    We are getting our first taste of fall this weekend. The low humidity will make the temperatures feel cooler, especially in the mornings. The afternoons will be seasonable, with temperature in the mid and upper 80s. The winds will be from the east between 5 and 10 mph. If you are venturing out to the beach, make sure to swim near a lifeguard as the risk of rip currents will remain moderate to high.


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