Wow…just when it looked like it was NEVER going to rain again the storms finally returned to Central Florida.

Yesterday OIA recorded 1.63″ of rainfall. This afternoon the rain pattern shifted just to the East. The storms pounded the UCF area but missed OIA. I don’t have any official rain totals just yet but the doppler estimates show 2 inch rain totals around UCF and up to 3 inches East of I-4 near Deltona in Volusia County. We had severe thunderstorm warnings for about 30 minutes between 6:30 and 7 p.m.. But the NWS weather office expired them early.

The rest of the night should be calmer. Just a few left over showers. Tomorrow the SW flow will pin the east coast sea breeze closer to the shore and produce showers for some folks who badly need them. Brevard county has been doing without rain this week. Tomorrow looks to be their day.

Current radar looks like this

Keep in mind, even with the rain coming again tomorrow the daytime high is going to be about 97 out at OIA. The rain won’t get here in time to stop it from being crazy hot!

Tropics: Well, we have had a break for a few days since T.S. Bonnie fell apart. Now the Hurricane Center is looking at a new “Invest”. An Invest is an area of weather in the tropics that will be monitored, watched, you know, investigated. It also means the global models will be run on the system. Here’s the first look at the model runs for Invest 90:

I’ll be on the 11 p.m. newscast tonight with a close up hour by hour rain breakout for tomorrow. And you just KNOW we’ll be showing Invest 90.

See you at 11.