Orlando weather: Mostly sunny, breezy Thursday with scattered showers possible

A few gusty showers are possible through this evening and again overnight. Winds remain breezy with gusts up to 20-30 mph through Thursday. The strongest gusts will be along the Atlantic coast.

THURSDAY: It's another breezy day with passing showers and a few storms in the afternoon. We continue with the off-and-on rain opportunities, so it won't always rain. 

Gusty winds continue, ranging from 20-30 mph. Coastal conditions remain rough due to high surf and a high rip current risk. Large breaking waves up to 5–8 feet remain possible through Thursday evening. Highs will return to the mid-80s for areas along the coast to I-4 and near 90 for those farther west.

FRIDAY: A tropical wave coming out of the Bahamas will likely move onshore early Friday along the coast of NE Florida (near Jacksonville). This will bring better rain chances from Volusia County and northward, while areas to the south see lower rain chances due to drier air being pulled in around the system. Winds remain gusty along the NE coast but should come down inland. 

The highs will reach the upper 80s to low 90s as our heat climbs into the weekend.

LOOKING AHEAD: Our temperatures will rise this weekend as winds change back to the south and become lighter. Highs will reach the low to mid-90s, with heat index values approaching 100 in some areas. Afternoon showers and storms also return with seabreeze action back on the table.

IN THE TROPICS: It is active in the tropics after a bit of a slower start than recent seasons. Tropical Storm Alberto continues in the Bay of Campeche and is expected to make landfall along the coast of Mexico on Thursday. 

A large wind field has led to coastal flooding along the Texas coast. Inland flooding remains likely in southern Texas and Mexico. 

Elsewhere, a tropical wave near the Bahamas has a 20% chance of developing over the next few days. It appears unlikely to form into anything significant, but it could still bring heavy rain and winds to the NE coast of Florida. 

Locally, impacts remain the same for our coast, which has high surf and some potential for erosion during high tides. Back in the Bay of Campeche, another disturbance has a limited chance (30%) of development late this weekend into next week. 

It is expected to follow a similar path to Alberto along the western Gulf coastline and avoid Florida.