An out-of-season and weak cold front has drifted south into the northern parts of the Florida Peninsula today and will continue to push south and through Central Florida overnight and tomorrow. Ahead of the front, deep moisture is pushing south as well and resulted in widespread heavy thunderstorms today. Shower and thunderstorms will continue to move quickly over the area this evening and may include damaging gusty winds, frequent lightning and some localized flooding.
Some drier air will work into the forecast area overnight as the front settle south, and that will bring showers to and end late tonight. Overnight lows will fall into the middle 70s, with afternoon highs climbing into the middle 90s for most locations in Central Florida. The remnants of the frontal boundary will sink south through the day as it slowly washes out over the southern peninsula, allowing a temporary reduction in shower activity for Wednesday and Thursday. Typical late day sea breeze storms will then be factored in to keep rain chances elevated through the remainder of the week into weekend as moisture gradually returns. Highs will generally run in the low to mid-90s for the balance of the week and the weekend with overnight lows in the mid-70s.
We continue to watch a developing area of low pressure well east of the Caribbean islands. Long-range models show the system becoming a tropical cyclone while moving west northwest, clipping the northern Lesser Antilles and recurring northeast of the Bahamas before turning to the northeast but parallel to the East Coast of the United States. There is plenty of time for this system to change track and there is a great deal of uncertainty with the overall strength. But at this time, it does not appear this system will have a direct impact on Central Florida.
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