Storms down trees, power lines in Central Florida
Drier air moves in Monday
ORLANDO, Fla. – Strong storms swept across Central Florida on Sunday, toppling trees and causing power outages and minor flooding.
There were eight reports of downed trees and six reports of down wires and transformers, but no major injuries were reported, according to the Orange County Fire and Rescue department.
Nearly 2,000 lost power in Marion County. Power outages were also reported in other areas, including Osceola County.
Flooding covered the wheels of vehicles at an Ocala shopping center. (See photo below.)
The afternoon produced winds of 50 mph and over, and rains that often exceeded an inch. Sunday evening was on the calm side, but there is another cluster of showers pushing in overnight from the Gulf of Mexico.
A bit of drier air arrives Monday, taking the chance of rain down to 30%. Expect more sunshine and temperatures in the 90s inland and high 80s at the beaches, said News 6 meteorologist Danny Treanor.
Tuesday will be rain-freeand warm, but chances for more rain come creeping back in by Wednesday.
A chance of rain is mentioned in the forecast for the rest of the week.
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