Strong storms rip through Central Florida; beautiful weekend on tap

Several weather warnings issued in Orlando area, but no reports of damage

ORLANDO, Fla.Strong storms passed through Central Florida overnight, and now a beautiful weekend awaits.

There were several severe weather warnings issued, including a tornado warning in Osceola County, but there were no reports of serious damage. High winds caused Disney to close some shows and its gondolas, and officials were also forced to close State Road 408 near I-4 due to gusty conditions.

A tornado watch issued for the entire region expired at 3 a.m. Friday.

“We can expect lots of sunshine Friday, but temperatures will be more than 20 degrees cooler than Thursday,” News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.

A line of strong storms passed through Central Florida late Thursday into Friday morning, bringing the threat of severe weather.

The high temperature in Orlando on Thursday was 88, one degree shy of the record set in 1923.

Friday’s high will be near 66. The average high for this time of the year is 73.

Overnight lows will dip into the 40s across Central Florida.

Highs rebound into the 70s over the weekend, with no chance of rain.

Morning lows will be in the 50s on Saturday and Sunday.

“We will see slight rain chances Monday, with highs in the low and mid-80s for much of next week,” Bridges said.

Big changes are on the way for Central Florida weather. Wednesday things will remain calm, cloudy, and mild.

Watch News 6 for more weather coverage.

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Daniel started with WKMG-TV in 2000 and became the digital content manager in 2009. When he's not working on, Daniel likes to head to the beach or find a sporting event nearby.

From chasing tornadoes and tracking the tropics, to forecasting ice storms and other dangerous weather, Troy Bridges has covered it all! Troy is an award-winning meteorologist who always prepares you for the day ahead on the News 6 Morning News.