Hot and stormy Thursday as front draws rain into Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — Central Florida will be hot and stormy Thursday.

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Our area will have a 70% chance of afternoon rain and showers.


The increased rain chances are being fueled by a front that is drawing tropical moisture into the state.

The rain chances will stay at 70% for Friday but should gradually drop this weekend.

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Before the afternoon storms get started, our average high temperature should reach the upper 80s.

Newly formed Tropical Storm Fiona will move into the Caribbean this weekend and strengthen.

Fiona will bring flooding rain and gusty winds to Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands.

Most indications show it then curling north toward the Turks and Caicos and Southern Bahamas.

Channel 9 meteorologists are monitoring Fiona and the storm will hopefully stay east of Florida.

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