Orlando weather: Rain chances increase on Thursday afternoon across Central Florida

The weather forecast for the coming days suggests a mix of storms and record-setting heat for Central Florida.

Thursday is expected to have the week’s highest chance for rain and thunderstorms. Numerous showers and storms are predicted, especially in areas along and east of I-4, where a few severe storm warnings are probable.

The rain won't cool things off much with high breaking into the upper 90s across much of the region.

A passing front will bring sporadic downpours and isolated storms on Friday, but the weather will be less active than Thursday.

THIS WEEKEND: Prepare for record-setting heat over the weekend, with minimal rain chances. Ideal beach and pool weather is anticipated, with temperatures soaring to record levels.

NEXT WEEK: A surge of tropical moisture is expected to approach Florida and the Gulf. While tropical development appears unlikely, several waves of rain, storms, and wind are possible across Florida. 

The timing and location of the heaviest rainfall remain uncertain, but the period from next Tuesday to Friday is most likely. Temperatures are expected to drop substantially during this time.

In the tropics, there is no development potential for any systems over the next week.