ORLANDO, Florida  We had a few showers Wednesday as a weakening front to our north continued to push moisture in our direction.

A coastal shower threat remains overnight with a partly to mostly cloudy sky elsewhere. We then turn our attention to the stationary front to our south, set to develop into a warm front and lift across the area Thursday.

Moisture streaming in allows us to bump rain coverage to 40 percent. Low pressure in the western Gulf is currently absorbing the energy from once Pacific Hurricane Willa, bringing us an even higher rain chance Thursday night into Friday.

This system drags a cold front across the state Friday, and maybe a strong storm or two along it. By Saturday morning, drier air will clear our sky and give us a beautiful weekend of sun and highs in the 70s and widespread lows in the 50s.

Surf conditions will be poor Thursday with an easterly windswell and wave heights two to three feet or higher.

We have enough of an ocean swell to create a moderate rip current risk, so use extra caution if getting in the water. Sea surface temps are currently in the low 80s. 

Tropical Update

In the tropics, we have one area of interest in the central Atlantic we’re monitoring. There is a chance this area could become tropical, but any development will be slow and this system is forecast to get picked up by a strong front this weekend. If eventually named, it would become Oscar.

Atlantic hurricane season officially ends November 30.

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