Central Florida’s climate is unique and is marked by two distinct seasons, the dry-season during the fall and winter months and the wet-season during the late spring and summer months. Statistically, the wet onset of the wet season occurs a little later in the month of May or even early June, but it does appear that we have seen an earlier start to our summer season this year. After what will be a very active week of strong storms and heavy downpours, we should settle into a more typical wet-season pattern by early next week with only scattered afternoon and early evening showers and storms expected most days.
Tonight, showers and thunderstorms will continue through late evening, with some activity lingering along the coast through morning. Overnight, mostly cloudy skies will slowly become partly cloudy skies as mild and muggy conditions continue, with morning low temperatures in the middle to upper 60s to lower 70s. Tomorrow, a similar weather pattern will continue; however, with additional energy in the upper levels of the atmosphere and plenty of moisture in place, we will see an earlier onset of storms along with more widespread coverage of heavy rain. Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms are expected with showers along the coast in the morning transitioning inland during the middle of the day and continuing through late evening. Highs will reach the middle 80s along the coast, with upper 80s and lower 90s expected inland. A typical summertime wet-season weather pattern will continue through the rest of the work week and into the weekend. Each day, ample heating and moisture will produce scattered to numerous thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours.
By this weekend, a weak front approaches the region. Behind it, slightly drier air lowers rain chances a bit for Central Florida. Expect highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s, with overnight lows in the upper 60s to lower 70s.
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