Eye on the Tropics

LIVE UPDATES: Tropical system moves through Florida leaving heavy rains in its wake

ORLANDO, Fla. — A tropical disturbance brought heavy rains and gusty winds to parts of Florida on Saturday.


Read live updates below:

2 p.m. update:

Potential Tropical Cyclone One is still disorganized as it continues moving across Florida.

PTC1 is forecast to be named either Saturday night or Sunday, after it moves over the Atlantic and away from Central Florida.

As of 2 p.m., the center of the storm was not far from Vero Beach, south of Brevard County.

As the system moves northeast, scattered gusty showers will continue for Brevard and Volusia counties, while many other areas, including Orlando, will be quieter with only an isolated passing shower here or there.

By Sunday, we’ll return to a more typical pattern with hot weather and isolated storms in the evening.

8 a.m. update:

Areas of South Florida have already seen 8-11 inches of rain, with additional rainfall expected.

Potential Tropical Cyclone (PTC) 1 will continue to lift northeast at 18 mph across Florida throughout the day, Meteorologist Kassandra Crimi said.

The storm remains unnamed.

Locally, scattered showers and occasional downpours remain likely into Saturday afternoon in Central Florida

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5 a.m. update:

Potential Tropical Cyclone (PTC) 1 remains unnamed.

The National Hurricane Center is still forecasting it to become a weak tropical storm.

Meteorologist Kassandra Crimi said if the tropical system does become “Alex,” it’s expected to happen briefly before making “landfall” near Naples.

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Whether or not the storm earns a name, Crimi said impacts in Central Florida will remain unchanged.

Expect bands of beneficial, heavier rainfall across the southern zones of the viewing area, including Osceola and Brevard counties.

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Central Florida in general will continue to see scattered light to moderate rain throughout the morning and into Saturday afternoon.

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