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UPDATES: Strong storms batter Central Florida

Flood watch remains in effect through Sunday evening for multiple central Florida counties

All tornado warnings that were issued Saturday have expired in the central Florida area. A flood watch remains in effect through Sunday evening for multiple central Florida counties, including Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Sumter counties.

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9:17 p.m. Update

A tornado warning was issued until 9:45 p.m. for part of Lake County, including Mount Plymouth, Umatilla and Pine Lakes, weather forecasters said. This tornado warning has since expired.

9:01 p.m. Update

A tornado warning was issued for part of Orange County and Seminole County until 9:30 p.m. Cities included in the alert were Orlando, Pine Hills and Altamonte Springs, weather forecasters said. This tornado warning has since expired.

8:44 p.m. Update

A tornado warning was issued until 9 p.m. for part of Orange County including Ocoee, Doctor Phillips and Orlovista, weather forecasters said. This tornado warning has since expired.

8:32 p.m. Update

A tornado warning was in effect until 8:45 p.m. for part of Volusia County, including Deltona, DeBary and Orange City, according to the National Weather Service. This tornado warning has since expired.

8:17 p.m. Update

A tornado warning was issued for parts of Seminole and Volusia County until 8:45 p.m. Saturday. Cities included in the alert were Deltona, Sanford and DeBary, weather forecasters said. This tornado warning has since expired.

8:03 p.m. Update

A tornado warning was issued until 8:30 p.m. for Volusia County, including DeLand, Orange City and De Leon Springs, weather forecasters said. This tornado warning has since expired.

7:50 p.m. Update

A tornado warning was issued until 8:15 p.m. for Seminole County, including Sanford, Altamonte Springs and Winter Springs, weather forecasters said. This tornado warning has since expired.

7:25 p.m. Update

A tornado warning was issued for parts of Orange County and Seminole County until 8 p.m. Saturday. Weather forecasters said cities included in the alert were Orlando, Altamonte Springs and Winter Park. This tornado warning has since expired.

6:30 p.m. Update

The tornado warning issued in Orange County has expired.

6:05 p.m. Update

A tornado warning was issued in Orange County including Pine Hills, Maitland and Lockhart until 6:30 p.m., weather forecasters said. This warning has since expired.

5:45 p.m. Update

A tornado warning was issued for part of Orange County, including Doctor Phillips, Windermere and Tangelo Park until 6:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne, Florida. This warning has since expired.

4:39 p.m. Update

No warnings remain in effect. No confirmed reports of damage or tornados have been reported.

4:13 p.m. Update

A Tornado Warning was issued for Volusia County. The warning included De Leon Springs, Pierson and Barberville. The warning has since expired.

4:00 p.m. Update

A Tornado Warning was issued for Marion County. The warning has since expired.

3:39 p.m. Update

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Marion County. The warning has since expired.

3:35 p.m. Update

A Tornado Warning was issued for Sumter and Citrus County and has since expired.

3:17 p.m. Update

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Sumter County. Heavy rain and frequent lightning could accompany the storms.

“A Severe Thunderstorm Warning means a storm capable of producing damaging wind and/or large hail is occurring or expected,” News 6 meteorologist Jonathan Kegges said.

The warning expired at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

1:16 p.m. Update

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 8:00 p.m. Saturday for the following counties: Alachua, Marion, Columbia, Suwannee, Hamilton, Gilchrist. According to News 6 meteorologist Jonathan Kegges, conditions in Central Florida are favorable for flash flooding.

Original Story

While the center of Cristobal is staying far away from Central Florida, tropical moisture associated with the storm will continue to push through the weekend. It won’t rain all weekend long, but the rain will come in waves as tropical moisture typically does.

A Flood Watch remains in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday evening for most of Central Florida.
A Flood Watch remains in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday evening for most of Central Florida.

A flood watch remains in effect for most of Central Florida due to the potential for more heavy rain on top of saturated ground. Be on the lookout for ponding on roadways while driving. A widespread 2-4″ of rain will be possible through the weekend with isolated higher amounts possible.

Future radar pinpointing heavy rain through Saturday
Future radar pinpointing heavy rain through Saturday

After heavy rain pushes in Saturday morning, the rain and storms will become more scattered in nature through the afternoon. Another wave of heavy rain is expected later Saturday evening.

Beach forecast:

It’s not the best beach day with waves of heavy rain and clouds expected. Be on the lookout for higher-than-normal tides due to the full moon this weekend.

Tropical Update:

Tropical storm warnings are in effect for the North Gulf Coast as Cristobal is expected to make landfall in Louisiana Sunday.

Tropical storm warnings extend from Louisiana to the Panhandle of Florida.
Tropical storm warnings extend from Louisiana to the Panhandle of Florida.

Other than Tropical Storm Cristobal in the Gulf of Mexico, the rest of the tropical Atlantic is quiet with no new development expected over the next 5 days.

Tropical Storm Cristobal churns in the Gulf of Mexico. The rest of the Atlantic is quiet.
Tropical Storm Cristobal churns in the Gulf of Mexico. The rest of the Atlantic is quiet.

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