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Central Florida forecast: Rain chances, high temps expected 4th of July

CENTRAL FLORIDA — It was a very active Tuesday afternoon as a line of strong thunderstorms impacted Marion, Lake, and Sumter Counties.

  • Fourth of July temps stay hot
  • Rain chances at 50 percent 

The line of storms brought heavy rainfall, frequent lightning, and strong wind gusts. These storms quickly moved west and we were back to quiet weather early. The overnight lows will drop into the muggy mid-70s.

You may need to bring the umbrella and the bug spray as rain chances stay at 50 percent for your Fourth of July.

The temperatures will stay hot, in the low 90s, so don’t forget to pack the sunscreen and water for you beach plans.

The rain chances stick around into Thursday with isolated storms that could be capable of torrential rain, frequent lightning, and strong wind gust. High temps will remain in the low 90s.

To end the work week, rain chances will increase to 60 percent. High temps will stay seasonably close to average on Friday.

A rainy and hot weekend is in store as Saturday’s high temps will stick into the low 90s and drop slightly into Sunday. Rain chances will stick around with isolated showers as a result of sea breeze collision.

The surfcast remains poor as wave hits are 1-2 feet. The rip current remains low, but it is always best to swim close to a lifeguard.

The sea surface temperatures are refreshing escape from the heat as temps are in the low 70s and low 80s. The UV index continues to be extreme, so don’t forget to reapply sunscreen.

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