ORLANDO, Fla. — Hot temperatures continued in Central Florida Wednesday with highs in the low 90s, although an easterly, onshore wind kept most of the coastal areas in the upper 80's.
- Thursday's highs at 91 degrees
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The humidity backed off slightly, but still made it feel more like the mid to upper 90s. We had breezy wind off of the Atlantic that allowed for a few showers to move inland, but most stayed dry.
Thursday will see slightly higher rain chances as moisture begins to move back in.
Mostly clear skies are in the forecast through the overnight hours with warm temperatures in the mid-70s. Once again, easterly wind overnight may push a shower or two inland as we head toward daybreak.
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We’ll see mostly sunny skies to start our Thursday, but there is a 30 percent chance of showers and a few storms during the afternoon.
A tropical wave will begin moving towards south Florida on Friday, continuing to push moisture in our direction. More moisture will cause an increased chance of rain Friday and into the weekend.
If you have outdoor plans this weekend, you may want to have a plan B for indoor activities not only for Saturday, but also for Sunday. Temperatures will drop into the upper 80s as rain chances increase.
In the tropics, the tropical wave over the Bahamas has the potential to become a tropical depression as it approaches south Florida Friday. Once it moves into the eastern Gulf of Mexico, further strengthening is possible.
Regardless, we’ll see the same impacts by way of rain and gusty wind from time to time through Sunday. There are two other waves well out in the Atlantic that has a low chance for development in the next five days.
We are right at the peak of hurricane season, which runs through November 30.
Beach and Surf Conditions
Beach and boating conditions have been declining and will continue to do so through the weekend. The water is expected to be very choppy and a moderate rip current threat will continue.
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