• Flooding cause cars to stall; rain continues across Central Florida

    By: Sarah Wilson , Irene Sans

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    ORLANDO, Fla. - 6:30 p.m.

    Rain continues to fall across parts of Central Florida. Expect the showers to last through the early part of the evening, ceasing by midnight.

    Saturday's round of storms will start in the afternoon and move from south to north. The later start of showers and storms will allow the temperatures to reach the low 90s across much of Central Florida. 

    The ground is well saturated and Saturday's storms could trigger more rounds of flooding across our area. Make sure to stay weather aware and keep away from flooded roads. Always remember, "Turn Around Don't Drown."

     

     

     

     

    5 p.m. 
    Radar is very active and flooding has stalled vehicles across parts of Central Florida. 

     

    PHOTOS: Streets flooded, cars stall after torrential showers in Central Florida

     


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    Get ready for a soggy Friday across Central Florida as high rain chances bring cooler temperatures to the area.

     

     

    Showers have been on and off since the morning hours and will continue to affect Central Florida this afternoon into the evening. There has been already 1 to 2 inches registered and expect up to two inches additional across parts of Orange County. Make sure to avoid flooded areas. 

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    Thick clouds will hold high temperatures in the mid to upper 80s, with showers coming in waves.

    The rainy conditions are courtesy of a tropical wave which is being guided by a strong high-pressure system over the central Atlantic but most of its moisture is affecting the entire Peninsula. 

     

     

    THREATS FOR FLORIDA

    As the tropical moisture increases, we can expect high rain chances across the southern half of the peninsula, including Central Florida.

    July was a wet month, unusually wet for South Florida, but most of Central Florida could use the rain as totals for the year, for most of the official stations, are below average. This won’t be the only opportunity to get in par with the rain totals, we still have two-thirds of the wet season to go.

    Rainfall could reach, and surpass for some, 2 inches each day through the weekend, some spots could receive higher amounts. Be careful with any flooded areas you might encounter. Remember, turn around, don't drown. 

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