Orlando weather: 90-degree temperatures and afternoon storms expected this week

We go into Tuesday relatively dry with a blend of clouds and sun, but storms will fire up across Central Florida by mid-afternoon.

Temperatures will heat up again, with afternoon highs soaring into the low and mid-90s in most Central Florida areas. 

Tuesday and Wednesday offer healthy rain and storm chances, the highest of the week.

"Storms and downpours will be centered over the Orlando area late afternoon and early evening Tuesday and Wednesday," said FOX 35 Storm Team Meteorologist Noah Bergren. "Tons of lightning, some small hail, and isolated 60 mph wind gusts are expected."

Once we factor in our high humidity values, our heat index will be around 100-105°. This heat will be approaching dangerous levels, so if you have to spend an extended time outdoors, be sure to take frequent breaks and stay hydrated. 

Chances for daily activity will push further towards the Interstate 95 corridor late this week and weekend. We need rain, as Orlando is nearly eight inches below average YTD for 2024.

LOOKING AHEAD: The final week of June will be active, with daily chances of afternoon storms and seasonable heat in the upper 80s to low 90s. Rainfall totals could reach two to four inches in many areas by Friday.

TROPICS: Some signals indicate that active tropical waves coming off Africa could develop deeper in the Atlantic, but Saharan Dust should keep that activity in check for now. Extended models bring Saharan dust towards Florida and the Gulf of Mexico by next weekend. That could bring us some vivid sunrises and sunsets.

A tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea has a 20% chance of developing over the next seven days as it approaches Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula.