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Rain continues after strong storms hit Central Florida

Tornado warning expires for northwest Osceola County

ORLANDO, Fla. – Central Florida woke up to rain on Friday morning after strong storms hit the area on Thursday night.

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Light to moderate rain was spreading in the northwest portion of the counties Friday morning.

"Warm and unsettled weather pattern will continue across the region today as deep moisture persist south of the weakening front stalling out across northern Florida," said News 6 meteorologist Candace Campos. "Deep southwesterly flow will keep a high shower and thunderstorm chances in the forecast. A potential limiting force will be all about how warm our temperatures get as clouds will remain overhead." 

A few storms will become strong with isolated severe storms possible. The main threat will be wind gusts in excess of 45 miles per hour and small pea sized hail.

This warm and soggy setup will keep rain chances elevated with rain coverage between 50-60 percent for the northern half, and a 30-40 percent for the southern counties, Campos said.

Rounds of rain are expected to come through Central Florida through Sunday.

The heavy rain flooded US 192 in St. Cloud Thursday night.

A tornado warning was issued for northwest Osceola County at around 9:30 p.m. The warning expired at 9:45 p.m.

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