A persistent weather pattern has set up across Central Florida and will keep our temperatures high and the storm threat low for the remainder of the week.
Today will begin warm and muggy, with a blend of sun and clouds lasting through the afternoon. High temperatures will climb to near 90 degrees. The beaches will be confined to the mid-80s, with the wind coming in off the water.
The easterly fetch will also yield to a continuation of the rough ocean conditions. The rip current risk is high for the Atlantic beaches. Those in small craft will want to use caution due to the choppy seas offshore.
The steady onshore breeze will also limit the development of afternoon storms, keeping things dry for much of the central and eastern sections of the Peninsula. It is where the east coast sea breeze collides with the west that will produce the greater chance of thunderstorms, and today that will be pinned up along the Gulf Coast.
Therefore, the better chance of encountering a stray, late-day storm will be within the I-75 corridor. Any cells that do develop will be isolated in nature but capable of heavy rain and lightning. Storms will diminish following sunset.
As drier air works in for the middle to latter part of the week, the storm threat will go down even more. Very stray storms are possible Thursday and Friday, but the heat and humidity will continue. Highs will consistently stay near 90 for the rest of the week.
By the weekend, moisture returns and the rain chance will go up again.
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