Weather forecast: Afternoon thunderstorms may return Thursday

By Jennifer Brown, News 13 Weather Staff
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 11:19 PM EDT

It was a quiet yet hot day Wednesday across Central FL. Our overnight will remain partly to mostly cloudy with temperatures in the mid to low 70s. 

Thursday Central Florida will begin to see the return of typical afternoon thunderstorms with highs in the low 90s.

As we approach daybreak we will see warm and muggy conditions before temperatures climb into the mid to low 90s by the afternoon. With added moisture building back in, we will see more showers and storms scattered throughout the afternoon and evening hours.

Friday we will have drier air move in due to northeasterly flow which will keep rain chances low.

For the weekend we will see a mix of sun and clouds with isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms with highs each day in the mid to low 90s.

It has been an active few weeks in the tropics, and with Irma being long gone we can all take a breath as we rebuild. There is however, one system in the tropics we are still monitoring. 

Hurricane Jose is located several hundred miles east-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas. It's current track has it turning back to the northeast over the cooler waters of the northern Atlantic.

This storm is NOT expected to impact Central Florida or the United States in any way. Good news is that the remainder of the tropics are quiet with no further development expected over the next 5 days.

Seas are beginning to calm down with wave heights for tomorrow coming in at 2-3+ feet resulting in fair conditions for those planning on taking out the surfboard. Boating conditions are becoming more favorable with a moderate chop along the intracoastal forecast for tomorrow, scattered afternoon storms could however pose a hazard.

UV indices will be elevated  once again so don't forget the sunscreen.

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