• Cold front producing fast-moving downpours; watching Gulf of Mexico storm

    By: Irene Sans

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    ORLANDO, Fla. - A cold front has produced some fast-moving downpours over Central Florida. The tropics are still active, a system over the western Gulf of Mexico could develop by the weekend.

    Wednesday started mostly stable, but clouds have been building and showers have come fast over our area. We are not forecasting a washout, but about 30% percent of Central Florida should receive measurable rain. Downpours and isolated storms are moving fast between 30 and 40 mph

    The clouds will keep the night warm and there will still be a chance for an isolated shower overnight, low temperatures in the low 70s. 

    Thursday will be sunny and a tad cooler, temperatures in the mid-80s with the winds from the north, light.

    Friday will feel much cooler and the clouds will build throughout the day. Highs will only reach the low 80s. 

    EYE ON THE TROPICS

    We continue to monitor a low-pressure area that is currently over the western Gulf of Mexico. This system has a 50 percent chance of developing into a tropical system. Depending on the proximity of this low-pressure system, rain chances could remain higher on the weekend

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    At the beach, the rip currents are moderate due to lingering northeast swells.

    “While rip (currents) will be present all day, the threat will be highest after 1:30 p.m. due to tidal effects,” the National Weather Service said.

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