A weakening front has pushed through Central Florida and will usher in slightly cooler air today along with a drier northeast wind. A mixture of clouds and sun will allow highs to climb back to near 90 degrees inland with middle 80s expected at the coast. There still will be enough moisture and instability to trigger a few afternoon showers. The chance for today stands at 30 percent.
The other feature to our weather has been the hazardous marine conditions the past 24 hours due to distant Hurricane Edouard. Beachgoers should be mindful of the elevated rip current threat. It is recommended to check with lifeguards for local conditions. Those wanting to head out on the boat today will still want to use caution, especially during the morning, but the swell will begin to recede during the afternoon.
Aside from a stray evening shower, a quiet overnight is ahead with temperatures dropping into the middle to low 70s under fair skies. There may be enough ground moisture for some patchy areas of fog by daybreak.
The front will be stalled to our south today but will make a comeback tomorrow as it lifts north and spreads clouds and higher rain chances back across the central part of the peninsula through Saturday. The clouds will help limit temperatures to the middle to upper 80s during this time, a touch below the seasonal high of 89 degrees for this time in September.
Typical summer-like afternoon thunderstorms will remain in the forecast for the duration of the weekend and into the start of next week, although at this time we will be counting down the final official days of summer. The Autumnal Equinox will mark the official start of fall at 10:29 p.m. Monday.
In the tropics, Hurricane Edouard is forecast to undergo significant weakening in the next 24 hours as it travels over cooler water of the North Atlantic. The system will lose characteristics as it curves east and eventually southeast toward the Azores. This feature still poses no threat to Florida or North America. The only other system showing minimal signs of development is a wave of low pressure just leaving the west coast of Africa, which has been classified as Invest 95. There is a low possibility for formation as it shifts south of the Cape Verde Islands. Otherwise, there are no other systems in the Atlantic basin with potential for development over the next 48 hours.
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