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Storms move across Central Florida

Orlando area hits at least 90 degrees for 22nd straight day

Orlando-area forecast.
Orlando-area forecast.

ORLANDO, Fla. – A line of storms moved across Central Florida on Thursday, the 22nd straight day the region has had a high of at least 90 degrees.

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Thursday afternoon, lightning hit a tree on Orange Blossom Trail which collapsed onto a power pole snapping the pole and downing power lines. Duke Energy is working to restore power but it will be at least 9pm for service can be restored, significant weather advisories were issued for several counties.

"There will be some strong storms late in the afternoon into drive time as the east coast seabreeze pushes inland and interacts with the west wind," Bridges said.

The high in Orlando was in the mid-90s, with the heat index reaching more than 100 degrees.  The average high in Orlando is 91 degrees.

Rain chances will continue at 40 percent on Friday and the Fourth of July.

Most of the rain on Saturday will come to an end in time for fireworks, Bridges said.

Afternoon high temperatures will remain in the mid-90s for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, when Daytona holds the Coke Zero 400 NASCAR race.


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