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ORLANDO, Fla. — The weather cleared just in time across Cape Canaveral for the historic launch. AS the sea breeze kicked in just about one out before launch, taking the energy inland and away from the coast. The few storms nearby were winding down and the sky was clearing.
Remember, a rocket launching through clouds doesn’t create lightning, but it can trigger lightning to form in the cloud, which as you can imagine this would not be good for a rocket.
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Expect a the sea breeze to develop storms inland during the rest of the afternoon through the early evening hours. Temperatures will be warm, between the upper 80s and low 90s.
Storms will cease shortly after sunset and the evening will remain partly cloudy, with lows in the low 70s.
See our five-day forecast below:
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