Storms forecast for Central Florida

Rain chances stick around for Daytona 500

By Troy Bridges - Meteorologist

ORLANDO, Fla. - A severe thunderstorm watch was issued in Central Florida counties as a new front moved through Friday night, bringing storms.

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Severe thunderstorm watches were issued in Flagler County and Marion County, but expired Friday afternoon. Strong wind and hail was also reported in Volusia and Lake counties.

"After fog in the morning on Friday, rain moves in for the afternoon drive home," said Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges, who put the coverage of rain at 60 percent.  "Lots of moisture out ahead of the front will set the stage for strong wind, lightning and heavy rain.  The timing for the rain and storms is mainly between 3 and 7 o'clock along the I-4 corridor."

The high temperature on Saturday will be 80 degrees.

Rain chances will be at 40 percent on Saturday and 30 percent on Sunday as the front stalls out.  Rain chances will be slightly higher -- 40 percent -- in Daytona Beach on Sunday for the Daytona 500.

The high on Sunday will be in the low 80s.

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