Cooler, drier air moves in to Orlando area

Severe storms soak Central Florida, leave thousands without power in Volusia County

ORLANDO, Fla. – Severe thunderstorms made their way across central Florida on Saturday, prompting warnings from the National Weather Service.

The NWS issued a tornado warning for Lake County. The warning was removed prior to 11:30 a.m. after the storm weakened.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Volusia County after reports of storms with 35 mph winds. The warning has since expired.

The strong storms had potential to produce a tornado, according to news 6 meteorologist Jonathan Kegges.

Now that all the stormy weather is out of the way, the cooler and drier air will continue to move in Saturday night.

Clouds will continue to break apart, which is a sign high pressure is strengthening. Overnight, the west to northwest wind will remain elevated. While it won’t be as gusty, the 10-15 mph wind will add some bite to the chilly air moving in.

Lows will fall to the mid to low 40s across most of central Florida.

Get ready to bundle up for most of the day Sunday. After a cold start, highs only rebound to near 60 degrees. Areas north of Orlando will stay in the upper 50s for most of the day.

Sunday night will be colder with lows in the mid to upper 30s to near 40 degrees.

Cooler weather stays with us for most of the week ahead. It’s not until Friday that rain returns along with a small chance for a few showers.

Beach and boating:


On the coast Saturday night, there is a gale warning that will run through 10 a.m. Sunday. Seas will build up to 8 feet or higher as the northwest wind gusts to near 40 knots or more. After that warning expires, most of the coast will be under small craft advisories until the start of the work week.

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