After another day of moderate to heavy widespread showers and thunderstorms, Central Florida will look forward to slightly lower rain chances Thursday and Friday with another increase in the opportunity for rain Saturday accompanying the first real cold front of the season. This cold front will bring a line of showers and thunderstorms to the area during the day on Saturday, followed by a drier and slightly cooler air mass by Sunday morning. Sunshine and mild conditions are expected on Sunday and Monday with the slight chance for rain returning to the forecast by the middle of next week.
Our Wednesday began with some early fog and temperatures in the middle to low 70s. Some sun was able to shine through the clouds once the fog evaporated, allowing temperatures to warm up quickly. The heat combined with all of the moisture around helped to fuel afternoon showers and a few storms. The greater rain chance will exist south of I-4, closer to the surface boundary stalled to our south.
A few showers will linger into the late evening, but drier air will filter in overnight and clear ur skies from mostly cloudy to partly cloudy by sunrise. Areas of fog will be able to develop again early Thursday morning as lows settle back into the middle-to-low 70s. Thursday will bring a temporary break from the high rain chances as the likelihood for rain will lower into the isolated to scattered range as high pressure builds in from the north. Expect more a bit more sunshine and fewer showers again Friday with highs back up near 90 degrees.
Rain will be quick to return Saturday with the approach of the first real cold front of the season. This one will slide in from the northwest and produce numerous showers and storms throughout the day. Behind this front that a noticeably drier air mass will move in Saturday night, lowering rain chances significantly for Sunday and the first half of next week. Temperatures will begin to cool off by that time, too, with highs in the middle-to-low 80s and lows in the middle 60s.
In the tropics, there are no systems showing signs of development at this time.
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