We saw another round of showers and thunderstorms over our area on Tuesday afternoon with some of the showers expected to continue through the overnight. A summertime, wet-season weather pattern will continue for a few days with some drier air and lower rain chances arriving over the peninsula by the end of the week and the Memorial Day weekend.
The reason for all of this wet weather is an area of low pressure sitting overhead in the middle levels of the atmosphere providing the energy to take advantage of a very warm and humid air mass in place over the southeastern states. Moisture levels in the atmosphere over central and north Florida are running about 25 percent to 50 percent higher than normal for late May.
Skies will slowly clear overnight with morning lows in the upper 60s and lower 70s, along with a chance of for low misty clouds and patchy fog. Later today, the weather pattern remains unsettled, keeping numerous to scattered showers and storms across the region. Expect partly sunny skies and daytime highs in the middle to upper 80s for most locations in Central Florida, with a few inland locations hitting the 90 degree mark.
Through the rest of the workweek, coverage of afternoon storms will be slightly lower, but still a tad bit above normal for this time of year. Hot afternoons and warm nights are in store for Central Florida for this time period. Highs will reach the upper 80s to lower 90s, with lows dropping into the upper 60s and lower 70s.
This weekend, rain chances dissipate as drier air returns behind a frontal boundary. By Sunday, slightly cooler and drier air makes for a comfortable day. Daytime highs will reach the middle 80s with lows in the middle 60s.
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