Orlando weather: Rain chances begin to increase across Central Florida on Wednesday

Tonight's low: 75 degrees | Tomorrow's high: 89 degrees

Main weather concerns: Forecast highs will reach the upper-80s on Wednesday with an increase in clouds and chances for rain. Within any storm, you can expect heavy rain and cloud-to-ground lightning. Rain chances will be back on the rise later this week.


Highs along our east coast beaches warm to the mid-80s with a northwest wind. It could be breezy at times with gusts up to 20 mph. Rain chances will reach 30% coverage in Brevard County today, with dry skies expected in Volusia and Flagler Counties, just like yesterday.

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A humid day with highs reaching near 89. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible after 2 p.m. Storms could put down heavy rain and lightning so be sure to head indoors when you hear thunder.


A low pressure develops along the east coast of Florida later this week, bringing a better chance for storms area-wide. More clouds and rain will result in highs in the mid-80s to the end of the week. The area of low pressure could have significant coastal impacts. Strong onshore winds, bands of heavy rain, high surf, coastal flooding, and beach erosion will be possible by the end of the week from the Cape northward.


Hurricane Nigel is now a Category 2 storm. The latest forecast track has it remaining out at sea with no impact to land. Elsewhere, another tropical wave off the west coast of Africa has a 70% of development over the next seven days. If this becomes a named storm, it will be Ophelia. An area of non-tropical low pressure is forecast to form off the east coast of Florida and the Southeast U.S. later this week. 

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This system could acquire some subtropical characteristics this weekend if it remains offshore while it moves slowly northward or northwestward. Coastal impacts along central Florida and the southeastern US are likely. We will monitor this wave throughout this week. Depend on the FOX 35 Storm Team.