Tornado watches expire for all Central Florida counties

Cold front brings strong storms to Orlando area

ORLANDO, Fla. – A cold front moved through Central Florida Friday, bringing strong storms and the risk of tornadoes with it.

A tornado watch was in effect for all of Central Florida until 11 a.m. but has since expired.

A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes.

If a tornado warning is issued, move to the lowest level of your home and the most interior room. Bring a blanket, mattress or bike helmet, something to protect your head. Have your cellphone charged or your television volume turned up to get updates on the storm.

Storms moved in from the north and east before marching southeast through the morning.

According to News 6 meteorologists, the best chance for severe weather, including tornadoes, was through noon.

Earlier this week, tornadoes touched down near Ocala and Sanford and straight-line winds downed trees in DeLand.

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Jonathan Kegges joined the News 6 team in June 2019 and now covers weather on TV and all digital platforms.