CENTRAL FLORIDA -- Clearing skies overnight will make for a comfortable start to your Thursday morning.
- Break from the afternoon storms
- Hotter and drier pattern
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Temperatures in the morning will be starting out in the mid to upper 70s. The skies will feature a mix of sun and clouds as the morning moves along.
Temperatures will quickly heat up into the low 90s by lunch time inland with temperatures into the upper 80s along the coast by midday.
Afternoon highs will top out in the mid-90s inland and low 90s along the coast. It will feel like it is 100 degrees or hotter at times across Central Florida. So be sure to stay hydrated and apply the sunscreen.
A few areas could see storms during the afternoon. But like the past few days, the storm coverage will not be widespread. This pattern of fewer afternoon and evening storms will start to change over the weekend.
More moisture will return to Central Florida and there will be increasing coverage of afternoon storms. Storm chance will increase back to 50 percent by Sunday and this will continue into next week.
High temperatures will go from the mid-90s back into the low 90s thanks to higher storm chances and coverage.
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Rough seas are making for dangerous rip currents along the East Coast of Florida. If you’re heading to the beaches you will want to swim close to a lifeguard and use extreme caution.
The seas will likely stay rough into the weekend. The UV Index will remain high at an eleven. This means sunburn could happen in just under 10 minutes.
Wave heights of 2-3 feet are expected with winds of 5 to 10 knots. Water temperatures will be in the low to mid 80s with a 20 percent chance of afternoon storms at the beaches.
In the tropics, we continue to watch Chris which continues to move towards the northeast away from the Eastern Seaboard.
As Chris moves away from the U.S. Coastline it will continue to weaken. It is expected to impact eastern Canada and Newfoundland with heavy rain over the weekend.
The remnant low pressure system that was Beryl continues to pass through the Bahamas today is producing heavy rain over the islands.
There’s still a small chance the remnants could redevelop over warmer waters in the Atlantic, but the chances are small at this point. Either way, the remnants of Beryl will not have an impact on Central Florida.
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