Central Florida gets a break from wide storm coverage, scattered storms through the afternoon


6 p.m update:

A few passing showers with embedded storms are possible overnight and early on Thursday as tropical moisture from the disturbance located over the Gulf of Mexico will continue to pull plenty of instability from the south.

Lows overnight will drop between the mid- to upper 70s. Morning showers and storms are likely on Thursday. They will continue to affect portions of Central Florida mainly from southeast to northeast and they will be moving fast.

Highs on Thursday will reach between 88 and 91 degrees. It will still be very muggy.

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2:45 p.m. update:

After a big batch of strong to severe storms moved across Central Florida. We will catch a break from the widespread coverage. We will still have lots of scattered storms but their overall intensity should remain below severe status through 5 p.m.

2 p.m. update:

Lots of tropical moisture will stay streaming over Central Florida on Wednesday. Expect numerous showers and storms coming mainly from the south. Make sure to stay indoors if you hear thunder. When thunder roars, go indoors.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Temps in the lower 90s with numerous showers and embedded storms moving from southeast to the northwest, fast.
  • Isolated showers in the evening with highs in the upper 70s.

All this tropical moisture arrives from a tropical disturbance over the Gulf of Mexico. Florida is on the active side of this tropical wave and will continue to have numerous showers and storms from this system through the end of the week.

This tropical wave has a medium chance of becoming the 8th named system of the 2020 hurricane season before it moves onshore, likely over Texas.

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Storms on Wednesday are not forecast to be particularly strong, but there will be lightning across Central Florida and some downpours could cause minor flooding if downpours become persistent over the same area. Highs on Wednesday will be around average for the time of the year, in the low 90s.


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