Rainy week on tap for Central Florida

Storms roll through Orlando area Monday night

Published On: Apr 29 2013 07:07:18 AM EDT   Updated On: Apr 30 2013 10:55:51 PM EDT
Clouds in Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. -

Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in Orange County, Lake County and Seminole County as rain moves across Central Florida Tuesday evening.

Meanwhile, a tornado warning was issued and expired in Orange and Lake counties as storms move across Central Florida, bringing heavy rain and hail.

No major damage, other than some downed power lines and a couple of crashes, from the storms have been reported as of Tuesday evening.

Storms also rolled through Central Florida on Monday evening, providing drenching rain for parts of the region and sparking severe thunderstorm warnings across multiple counties.

No damage was reported, but more than 1,200 Duke Energy customers, especially in the Oviedo area, were without power for more than an hour.

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Moderate showers fell across the Orlando area Tuesday morning, and more strong storms are likely later in the day.

"Storms will develop each afternoon this week," Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "Some storms will be strong, with winds gusting greater than 40 miles per hour."

Tuesday will round out the month of April, which is typically the driest month of the year in the Orlando area, but this year it will likely rank among the top 10 wettest Aprils for Melbourne.

Rain chances stand at 50 percent for Wednesday and Thursday.

High temperatures will be in the mid-80s for Orlando into the weekend.  Lows will hover near 65 degrees.

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