Orlando Weather: Another hot day Wednesday, with best rain chances later this week

A few thundershowers are expected to pop up on Wednesday afternoon and evening.

It will be another hot one, with high temperatures in the mid-90s across much of the region but slightly cooler along the Atlantic Coast.

Thursday now has the highest chance of thundershowers this week due to increasing humidity and an approaching system.

Numerous thundershowers are likely on Thursday afternoon and evening, particularly in central and eastern Florida, providing much-needed rain for the drought-stricken areas.

The weekend will bring hot temperatures, with afternoon highs reaching the upper 90s inland and lower 90s at the beaches. Record highs are possibly area-wide on Saturday and Sunday.

A significant surge of tropical moisture is expected to move into the Gulf and Florida next week. While tropical development is highly unlikely, with only one model (GFS) currently predicting it, several waves of downpours, tropical showers, and storms are possible from mid- to the end of next week. 

There is still some uncertainty regarding the exact timing and location of the weather patterns next week, so stay tuned for updates.

In the tropics, while there are five tropical waves in the Atlantic basin. None are expected to develop over the next 7 days. That said, some models forecast development in the western Caribbean next week.