ORLANDO, Fla. — Storms got an earlier start Friday, but it led to an earlier end.

A seasonably warm and muggy overnight is in store with lows in the mid-70s under a clear and starry sky.

  • Increased rain chances this weekend
  • High temps Saturday at 91 degrees
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We remain in a westerly flow thanks to an area of high pressure to our south, and an extended area of low pressure stretched down the mid-Atlantic coast. This flow allowed the west coast sea breeze to move inland sooner and ignited scattered showers and storms Friday.

Interaction with the east coast sea breeze and other boundaries strengthened storms, with frequent lightning, locally heavy rain, and gusty wind in a few.

Deep atmospheric moisture continues streaming back into the state this weekend, meaning a bump up in rain chances area wide. The west coast sea breeze stays dominant on the westerly flow, so storms developing will move west to east.

We may see a few showers develop along the slow moving east coast sea breeze as well, with afternoon interaction potentially strengthening some of the storms.

Rain chances are at 50 percent Saturday through Monday, lowering to 30 percent Tuesday through Thursday. Highs stay in the lower 90s, soaring into the mid-90s by the middle of next week. 

Very poor surfing conditions Friday turn flat Saturday, with minimal surf in the forecast Sunday too. Although you won't be able to catch any waves, you'll definitely find relief from the heat in the water.

Sea surface temps are currently in the upper 70s to mid-80s along our east coast. We will have a small, long period swell creating a moderate rip risk, so use caution if you are swimming.

Keep an eye on the sky as showers and scattered storms develop.

Tropical Forecast

In the tropics, we have our eyes on a couple weak waves in the Atlantic. These areas of interest have a low chance of gaining tropical characteristics thanks to strong winds aloft and rounds of Saharan dust in the atmosphere. 

The Atlantic hurricane season runs through Nov. 30.

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