Hot and drier Friday with a chance of pop-up afternoon storms

ORLANDO, Fla. — Central Florida will be hot and drier Friday and into the weekend.


There will be a 20% chance of afternoon rain and storms in our area.

Conditions should remain drier for the next few days.

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Before any potential storms fire up, the average high temperature should reach around 89 degrees.

Tropical Depression 9 formed Friday morning and could impact Florida by next week.

TD9 is currently in the central Caribbean moving west-northwest at 10 to 15 mph.

The tropical disturbance is forecast to develop into a hurricane by this weekend.

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The storm could be near western Cuba by early next week.

The forecast models for TD9 currently have the system moving toward the west coast of Florida or South Florida.

Florida residents are encouraged to have their hurricane plans in place, but full-throttle preparations are not needed at this point.

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