Karen continues to weaken, depression by Friday; muggier conditions return

Tropical Storm Karen still expected to lift NE before it makes a sharp turn W. Once this storm system starts moving W, it will encounter a TON of shear. This will significantly weaken Karen if not destruct it completely.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical Storm Karen is still expected to loop during this week's end, and likely to become a remanent low by Saturday.

The storm continues to lose its tropical structure as strong, northerly wind shear penetrates the already disorganized system.

The good news is that Karen will dissipate and not be a threat to the U.S.

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Lorenzo became the fifth hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season. It has continued to intensify and it is now a Category 4 Major Hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph. Lorenzo will continue to be a major hurricane through the weekend. It is not only a strong hurricane but also a very large hurricane with hurricane-force winds extending outward up to 45 miles from its center and tropical storm-force winds up to 225 miles from its center.
The good news is that Lorenzo will stay over the eastern Atlantic without affecting any land. 
This week's forecast calls for a dry weather pattern with highs near 90 and nearly no chances for rain. Thursday's forecast calls for slightly warmer temperatures with a high of 92 and mostly sunny skies.

The winds will be a bit stronger Thursday through Saturday, from the east.

Humidity will slowly start to increase and it will start to feel muggier each day. By Sunday, there could be some isolated showers across Central Florida. 
Catch up on your full five-day forecast below:
Isolated showers start on Sunday

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