LIVE RADAR: Storms rip through Central Florida

Rain, gusty winds, lightning trek through Orlando area

ORLANDO, Fla.Strong storms moved through Central Florida on Friday, bringing rain, lightning and gusty winds.

A line of strong storms stretched from the Gulf Coast to Florida’s east coast and moved southeast across Central Florida.

A tornado warning was issued for Marion County, but it expired just before 5:45 a.m.

Several severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in the area, and most of the region was under a tornado watch Friday morning.

A watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes to form.

Thousands of power outages were reported in the area, but there were no reports of damage across the region.

Because of the storms, several COVID-19 testing sites in Central Florida have been closed for the day.

Earlier this week, two tornadoes touched down in Central Florida.

Rain and storms are expected to continue into Saturday.

Friday’s high in Orlando will reach 84, the average high on this date.

More rain is expected in the area Saturday, but the threat of severe weather won’t be as great.

Sunday will be partly cloudy with a high of 88 and 20% chance of rain.

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About the Author:

Tom Sorrells is News 6's Emmy award winning chief meteorologist. He pinpoints storms across Central Florida to keep residents safe from dangerous weather conditions.