Storms pop up across Central Florida

Heat index to hit 105 degrees in Orlando


ORLANDO, Fla. – The rain got an early start Friday in Central Florida.

Storms started popping up around 11 a.m., and the rain will linger until the evening hours.

"Some storms will be strong with heavy rain, lightning and wind gusts greater than 50 mph," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.

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Orlando will see a high of 94, with the heat index reaching 105. The average high on this date is 92. The record is 98, set in 1963.

Rain chances jump even higher during the weekend. There's a 60 percent chance of rain on Saturday and 70 percent on Sunday.

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Boulevard, Flagler and Seminole counties start school on Friday.

Watch News 6 for updates.

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