Tropical waves increase rain chances as early as late weekend

Tropical waves increase rain chances as early as late weekend

Tropical waves increase rain chances as early as late weekend

Showers and storms developed along the sea breeze and held lightning and some heavy downpours.

The chance for showers falls slightly for Friday, but picks back up for our holiday weekend. Skies will become partly cloudy as we head toward daybreak with temperatures dropping into the mid-70s.

The National Hurricane Center said Norman was located 455 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California Tuesday night and was moving west-northwest at 10 mph.

The storms will continue to march West, until they fade after sunset.

Watch for storms with frequent lightning and heavy downpours.

Highs in Orlando will be near 90 degrees.

Beach and boating conditions look favorable, but surfers will struggle.

An ominous satellite image has been released by the Joint Cyclone Centre in Florida, warning that a storm "as strong as Ophelia" could strike in mid-September, bringing with it as much destruction as its predecessor, which hit the country on October 16 past year.

Still, odds remain low of a depression or tropical storm forming. Most models keep this system out to sea and not a threat to the United States. This system is expected to move near the Florida Peninsula this weekend.

Writing on Twitter, the center said: "Over the next 14 days, we do not normally see the weird tropical cyclones as strong as #Ophelia form in this part of the Northern Atlantic with a central pressure of 943mb, as the same of the equivalent in Category 4 hurricanes".

In an update on Wednesday afternoon, the NHC said a vigorous low-pressure area associated with a tropical wave is forecast to form between the coast of Africa and the Cabo Verde Islands on Thursday. Your photo could end up on Spectrum News 13.

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