• Scattered storms bring minor flooding; less chances for rain this weekend, hot

    By: Brian Shields , James Tutten , Irene Sans


    Central Florida can expect a reduced chance for afternoon storms as Tropical Storm Barry pulls moisture into the gulf this weekend.

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    Most Central Florida residents stayed dry Friday afternoon under partly cloudy skies. The clouds held the high temperature between 88 and 90 degrees, but they felt as if they were in the triple digits. 

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    Scattered showers and storms moved from the south. More persisten storms affected Marion and Volusia counties, where there were flood advisories triggered. 



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    With the reduced rain chances, things will also start to heat up Saturday and Sunday. Most of Central

    Florida can expect a 30% chance for rain and temperatures around 93 and a heat index of 105 degrees. 

    People in Louisiana are bracing for Tropical Storm Barry, which is expected to make landfall in the state Saturday, likely as a Category 1 Hurricane. Regardless of intensity or status, Barry will bring life-threatening floods for Louisiana and Mississippi. 

    Some areas of Louisiana can expect to see more than a foot of rain as Barry slowly moves through the state over several days.





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