ORLANDO, Fla. – Central Florida residents can expect another day of unsettled weather as a strong upper low slowly tracks east from the Gulf of Mexico on Monday. The system will bring scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms, particularly in areas south of Kissimmee to Melbourne. By the afternoon, the chance of rain will become more widespread as the low progresses into the Atlantic. This progression will create enough instability to develop scattered showers and a few storms, which may continue into the early evening.
While the stronger cells may bring locally heavy rain, lightning, gusty winds up to 40 mph, and small hail, there is no threat of severe weather like Sunday night. High temperatures for the next few days will reach the mid-60s, with overnight lows hovering around 45-50 degrees.
As the low moves out of the region, winds will pick up significantly by Tuesday morning. Coastal areas can expect winds between 15-25 mph, with gusts reaching up to 30-45 mph. There is even a possibility of winds approaching 50 mph, prompting a wind advisory starting at 4 a.m. Tuesday and lasting through the evening along the coast. Inland counties will also experience brisk breezes, with wind speeds of 20-25 mph and gusts up to 35 mph. This increase in wind will bring much drier air and a greater amount of sunshine during the afternoon.
Coastal communities and boaters should be particularly vigilant as large breaking waves, ranging from 6-12 feet, and pounding surf could result in minor to moderate beach erosion. In response to these conditions, a high surf advisory will likely be issued for Tuesday and Wednesday.
For the most up-to-date weather information, residents can rely on the WKMG weather team.