• Hot Monday, limited afternoon storms; watching the tropics

    By: Irene Sans

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    ORLANDO, Fla. - It will be a hot start to the workweek. Temperatures will soar to the mid-90s with heat indices near 100 in many spots across Central Florida. Skies will remain mostly sunny, with only about 20 percent of Central Florida receiving measurable rain. 

    There is a dry air mass in place that is limiting afternoon activity on Monday. If a thunderstorm does develop, it could produce gusty winds. 

    The dry air mass aloft will gradually erode during the week and regular afternoon storm coverage will return by Friday. 

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    Eye on the Tropics

    As expected in September, the tropics remain very active. Several tropical waves continue to emerge from Africa. One located between Africa and the Caribbean has a 30 percent chance of developing within the next 5 days. 

    A closer tropical wave, located just north of Puerto Rico, has a 20 percent chance of developing into a tropical system within the next 5 days, once it moves closer to the Bahamas. We will continue to monitor and bring you the latest on WFTV.com, Eyewitness News and on our free WFTV Weather app

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