Strong storms rip through Central Florida

EF-1 tornado reported in Flagler County


A strong cold front passing through Central Florida on Saturday, brought heavy rain, lightning and damaging wind.

“It is important to note that the tornado threat is not zero. Make sure you stay weather aware through the morning,” News 6 meteorologist Jonathan Kegges said.


“The worst of the weather will move in from the early morning through about 9 or 10 a.m.,” Kegges said.

Radar showed a strong line of storms stretching across the entire Florida peninsula as it approached the Orlando area.


Earlier in the morning, rotation spotted on radar prompted tornado warnings for Flagler, Marion and Sumter counties and a severe thunderstorm warning for Volusia County.

National Weather Service officials said an EF-1 tornado with winds of 110 mph hit Flagler County early Saturday. Weather officials said the rotating weather system was on the ground for 19.66 miles.

The weather will improve drastically in the afternoon as sunshine returns.

GF Default - After severe weather, here's what to expect rest of weekend
GF Default - After severe weather, here's what to expect rest of weekend

Once the storms pass through the Orlando area, highs will reach the upper 70s.

Orlando will see a high of 78 Sunday, with no chance of rain.

Highs will top off in the low 80s Monday and Tuesday, with rain chances jumping to 60% Tuesday.

Another front will then drop temperatures by about 20 degrees, with highs Wednesday in the mid- to upper 60s and a 40% chance of rain. Overnight lows will be in the upper 40s.

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