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Storms pop up in Central Florida; Thanksgiving expected to be dry

Orlando to see high in upper 70s

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Storms popped up across Central Florida on Tuesday, prompting an alert from the National Weather Service.

Just before 10 a.m., weather officials said a storm with the potential of developing funnel clouds was moving from Seminole County to Volusia County.

"A strong thunderstorm was located near Geneva, moving east at 25 mph," the NWS said. "Winds in excess of 40 mph are possible with this storm."

Officials said torrential rainfall was also occurring with the storm, which may cause localized flooding.

"Funnel clouds can occasionally touch down and produce brief small tornadoes. Move indoors and stay away from windows," the NWS said.

As of 1:30 p.m., however, no severe weather was reported.

Orlando-area forecast

White meat or dark meat? When it comes to the Thanksgiving Day forecast in the Orlando area, it's looking like white meat.

A weak front will bring some clouds and rain to Central Florida on Tuesday, but dry conditions are expected for Turkey Day.

The high in Orlando will reach 78 on Tuesday, with a 40 percent chance of rain. The average high on this date is 78.

Overnight lows will be in the upper 50s.

There's no chance of rain on Wednesday and Thursday, when highs will be in the mid- to upper 70s.

Rain chances return on Black Friday at 30 percent.

There's a 50 percent chance of rain on Saturday, with a high of 80.

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Nothing is brewing in the tropics. The official last day of hurricane season is Nov. 30.

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