Severe thunderstorm warning issued in Central Florida

Major heat, more storms in forecast

Orlando forecast.
Orlando forecast.

ORLANDO, Fla. – A severe thunderstorm warning was issued in Osceola and Polk counties on Wednesday afternoon as storms moved through the region.

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Weather advisories were also issued throughout the counties for the afternoon drive.

High temperatures reached the mid-90s. The average high in Orlando is 91.

Rain chances will be at 40 percent through the end of the workweek before increasing to 50 percent for the weekend.

"Most of the weekend rain will come to an end in time for fireworks displays across Central Florida," Local 6 Meteorologist Troy Bridges said.

Afternoon high temperatures will still be in the mid-90s all weekend, with morning lows in the mid-70s.

"Rain chances will be slight for the Coke Zero 400 after a few afternoon storms on Sunday," Bridges said.

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