Rain chances increase this week with scattered showers in Central Florida
Orlando, Florida. – Tonight is low: 69 degrees | Tomorrow’s rise: 79 degrees
Marine weather concerns: Tuesday and Wednesday will be carbon copies of Monday – cloudy, dreary, foggy and blustery winds. At times, rain showers of varying intensity will move across the state. Winds on Tuesday and Wednesday could reach 15 to 25 mph inland, and perhaps 30 mph or so along the beaches.
Thursday is the day when the complex meteorological setup comes into the picture. A large area of low pressure will generate more rain, storms, and some heavy rain. Meanwhile, a secondary low pressure system may form off the coast of West Palm Beach on Thursday. It is the secondary low pressure that has the greatest influence/uncertainty/deception on the forecast.
If the low forms directly along the coast, winds could actually pick up in the second half of Thursday, potentially reaching 40 to 50 mph along the immediate coast – with isolated higher gusts. This is not from storms but from gusts of wind. The exact path and timing of this low will greatly tip the location of the strongest wind gusts and rain totals for Thursday. We won’t know the specific details of that until Wednesday morning.
Rain is possible along our coasts on Tuesday. Cloudy skies and breezes continue with gusts up to 25 mph. This will result in rough surf with the risk of moderate rip currents and waves up to 2-4 feet high.
It will be a comfortable day in the parks with breezes and mostly cloudy skies on Tuesday. We cannot rule out isolated showers, but they will pass quickly.
Rain chances increase by mid-week, as a low pressure system is expected to move east from the Western Gulf toward Florida. Our wettest period will be Wednesday evening and Thursday with rounds of showers and storms. Heavy rain is likely with the potential for stronger storms. There is little variation between models on rainfall totals, but an inch or two is generally possible. Stay tuned for updated totals as we get closer to the event.
The FOX 35 Storm Team is monitoring the latest tropical models as they continue to suggest a low pressure system will develop in the Caribbean this week and could become a tropical depression during that period.
General trends have this system developing and moving northeastward over Jamaica, Cuba and Hispaniola before heading into the Atlantic Ocean by the end of this week. At this time, there is no threat to Florida.
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