Today will be warm and wet as a frontal system makes its way into the southeast. We will have south winds that will bring very warm and moist air across the region. These winds will be strong out of the south-southwest at 15 to 20 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph later this afternoon. There is a lake wind advisory in place for most of Central Florida including Orlando. The advisory is in effect from 11am to 7pm today. There is a 30% chance of rain and we can’t rule out a thunderstorm or two this afternoon. Our chances for rain and severe weather increase in the overnight hours with rain chances at 70%, we can’t rule out the chance for isolated tornados to form within these thunderstorms. As we have said in previous articles this type of setup is very typical of El-Nino years. Please have your NOAA weather radio on today and tonight and if you don’t have one please get one it really could save your life.
Temperatures today will range from the mid 70’s to low 80’s throughout Central Florida. Orlando will see a high temperature of 81°. Overnight lows will range from the high 50’s to high 60’s across our region. Orlando will have a low temperature of 63° tonight. This weekend looks to be awesome with temperatures at or just above normal. However late Sunday and into Monday we will have our next cold front moves in and our rain chances increase. We will keep you updated on any severe weather that moves into our area.
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The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued the following warning:
Lake Wind Advisory
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.
.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT.
…HIGH WIND IMPACT…
SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TO AROUND 20 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL
GUSTS TO 30 MPH. THIS WILL POSE A DANGER TO BOATERS ON OPEN AREAS
…SUCH AS INLAND LAKE OR THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY. A LAKE WIND
ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM TONIGHT.
…RIP CURRENT IMPACT…
FOR THOSE BRAVE ENOUGH TO ENTER THE CHILLY SURF…THERE IS A
MODERATE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS TODAY DUE TO A SMALL LONG PERIOD
SWELL. CHECK WITH THE BEACH PATROL FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
ALWAYS SWIM WITHIN SIGHT OF A LIFEGUARD…AND NEVER SWIM ALONE.
LIGHTNING STORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA FROM
LATE AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT AS A LOW PRESSURE TROUGH MOVES INTO
NORTH FLORIDA LATE TODAY…AND THEN CENTRAL FLORIDA TONIGHT. THE
BEST CHANCE FOR STORMS FROM LATE AFTERNOON TO SUNSET WILL BE NORTH
OF INTERSTATE 4 …WITH THE CHANCE FOR STORMS INCREASING AFTER
SUNSET FROM BREVARD AND OSCEOLA COUNTIES SOUTH TO LAKE OKEECHOBEE
AND JUPITER. DUE TO INCREASING LOW LEVEL WINDS AND SHEAR…A FEW
STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS…EVEN AN ISOLATED TORNADO…COULD OCCUR
FROM OSCEOLA AND BREVARD COUNTIES NORTHWARD…WITH THE GREATEST
CHANCE OVER LAKE AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES.
…MARINE THUNDERSTORM GUST IMPACT…
ANY STRONG OR SEVERE STORMS THAT DO FORM WILL IMPACT INLAND LAKES
AS WELL AS THE INTRACOASTAL AND NEARSHORE ATLANTIC WATERS OF
BREVARD AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES FROM LATE AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING.
AN ISOLATED WATERSPOUT IS ALSO POSSIBLE.
…WIND AND SEA IMPACT…
SOUTH WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS WILL PUSH SEAS UP TO 6 TO
7 FEET BEYOND WELL OFFSHORE FROM LATE AFTERNOON INTO FRIDAY MORNING.
A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT BEYOND 20 NAUTICAL MILES.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
A STRONG COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO MOVE INTO CENTRAL FLORIDA ON
MONDAY. THIS FRONT WILL BE PRECEDED BY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
…SOME OF WHICH COULD BE STRONG. AHEAD OF THIS NEXT FRONT…WINDS
AND SEAS WILL INCREASE OVER THE ATLANTIC SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY.
Extended Forecast for Orlando
Friday: A slight chance of showers before 1pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 77. West southwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55. North northwest wind around 5 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 75. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east southeast.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a high near 81. Windy, with a south wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to between 15 and 20 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South southwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Monday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. West southwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. West northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47. North northwest wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 72. North northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.
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