Orlando weather forecast: Rain expected to clear in time for Artemis l launch from Florida's Space Coast

Tonight's low: 74 degrees | Tomorrow's high: 94 degrees | Rain: 60% chance of PM Storms

Main weather concerns:
Central Florida can expect a hot and humid Friday evening with evening showers across the interior, chances at 50% or so. The main weather threats will be heavy rain, frequent lightning, and the chance for gusty winds. When thunder roars, go indoors. Rain chances will be lowest at the coast, around 20%, and more isolated.

There will be a 20% chance for afternoon showers/storms at the beaches this afternoon and evening. There is a low risk for rip currents. Surf remains in the knee-high range with a small dribble of ESE swell continuing.

Hot and humid conditions with numerous storms will continue this afternoon. Feels like temperatures will be in the triple digits, so make sure to stay hydrated and take breaks inside the a/c. The best chance for rain is between 3 pm-7 pm. Heavy rain and lightning will be likely.

Rain chances come down a bit this weekend as some drier air works into the region. The Artemis 1 mission launch window opens at 2:17 p.m. As of right now, there's a 60% chance of "go" for launch as it relates to the weather.

Much of Saturday's PM rain chance will be west of the launch site at the Cape. Depend on the FOX 35 Storm Team and download the FOX 35 Storm Team App for the latest weather updates!

Distant tropical storm Danielle will likely become the season's first hurricane in the Atlantic. Danielle will stay away from land. The Storm Team is also watching a couple of other tropical waves that pose no threat to Florida over the weekend.

Remember to stay alert as we approach the peak of the hurricane season On September 10th.