Central Florida -- Our current pattern remains locked, although broad low pressure hanging around the Gulf of Mexico will finally move into the southeastern states Thursday.
- Wednesday night sees flooding, outages
- Thursday to see more storms, showers
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The persistent rain caused flooding that is blocking lanes on I-4 in Orlando in two places -- near Kaley Avenue and near Florida's Turnpike.
Meanwhile, more than 2,500 people are without power across Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia counties, which Duke Energy says was caused by the weather.
Duke Energy reports power should be restored to the affected areas by overnight and early morning hours.
We’ll once again start our Thursday with big sun breaks and a nice climb in temperatures. The west coast sea breeze will get a nudge by the next wave coming around the low, sliding east into the afternoon.
It’ll catch the east coast sea breeze either side of I-4, with showers and storms possibly becoming more vigorous. The main concerns will be torrential rain, frequent lightning and wind gusts over 40 mph.
Any rain ends before 11 p.m., with a mostly cloudy sky overnight. Although the low pulls on shore Thursday, our pattern will continue to favor afternoon and evening sea breeze storms for the next week. Highs stay in the 80s.
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We have a poor to fair surfcast lined up for Thursday, with a small east-southeast windswell increasing slightly and wave heights of two to three feet.
Afternoon waves might be mushed up a bit, so we’ll lean toward poor surf as the day progresses.
We’ll also have to dodge showers and storms, especially the second half of the day. When thunder roars, go indoors.
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