Invest 92L update: Tropical disturbance off Florida coast could get slightly stronger before making landfall

Satellite images and National Weather Service Doppler radar data show that showers and thunderstorms near a low-pressure area, about 80 miles east-southeast of Brunswick, Georgia, are not yet organized enough to be classified as a tropical depression, the National Hurricane Center said. 

The NHC said that a short-lived tropical depression could form before it reaches the coast of northeastern Florida or Georgia. Formation chances were lowered to 40% late Friday.

Regardless of where it makes landfall, the system is expected to bring torrential rain to North Florida and a high rip current risk at the beaches.

Florida counties to see impacts from Invest 92L

For Brevard, Volusia, and Flagler bands of showers will continue, with gusty winds moving onshore. Winds will come down tonight. A high rip current risk continues through tonight, but conditions should improve into this weekend.

For inland areas such as Orange, Osceola, Lake, and Marion periods of showers and a few storms remain through this evening, especially across areas farther north. We can't rule out localized flooding. Otherwise, rain chances decrease after sunset with drier weather overnight.

Where is Invest 92L?

As of 11 p.m., the system of low pressure was about 40 miles east of Brunswick, Georgia, according to the NHC. It has "developed a well-defined center of circulation and is producing winds to near 35 mph," the NHC said, but is not organized enough to be considered a tropical depression.

However, it would only take a little increase in that organization to officially become a tropical depression, though short-lived, the NHC said.

Will it make landfall over Florida?

The latest track has the system moving toward northeastern Florida and Georgia, though it's unclear where exactly it will make landfall.

Regardless, it's expected to bring showers and storms to Central Florida, as well as rough surf conditions along the coastline this afternoon and evening. 

The FOX 35 Storm Team is expecting various showers and storms during Friday afternoon and evening with torrential downpours. There may be areas of localized flooding. The rain will end as the evening progresses. There is no weather threat overnight for Central Florida.

A high surf advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. for Flagler County. The surf is lower in Brevard and Volusia counties. There is a high rip current risk through late Friday night.

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