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Conditions calm in Central Florida after severe weather

Cooldown headed to Orlando area later in week

ORLANDO, Fla. – After strong storms rolled through Central Florida Tuesday afternoon, conditions calmed down headed into the evening.

Earlier Tuesday, severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in Marion and Brevard counties.

A tornado warning was issued earlier in Marion County.

There were no immediate reports of serious damage.

"An unsettled pattern will remain in place, and daytime heating will help to fire up a few storms," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "The coverage of rain will be 30 percent."

Most of the rain and thunderstorms will be in northern zones, including Marion, northern Lake, northern Sumter and Flagler counties.

"Most of the rain will taper off after the sun goes down," Bridges said.

The heat will also be the story of the day.

The average afternoon high in Orlando on this date is 81.

"Expect a high of 92 on Tuesday and Wednesday in Orlando," Bridges said.

The record high in Orlando on Tuesday is 93 degrees, set in 1918. Wednesday's record is 91, set in 1999.

Rain chances will be 20 percent on Wednesday and 30 percent on Thursday.

"A weak front then cools us down," he said. "Expect a high temperature of 80 on Thursday and the mid-70s for Friday and Saturday. We will warm back up near 80 degrees on Sunday, with no rain through the weekend."

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