Strong storms rip through Central Florida

Heat Advisory in effect for parts of the Sunshine State

Summer heat will be in full force on Sunday, with the heat index expected to be over 100 degrees.

ORLANDO, Fla. – A more typical summer setup will be around Saturday afternoon with the highest concentration of storms developing late in the afternoon. A few showers will be possible before lunch, but storm chances start to increase after noon.

Storms start to develop mainly after lunch with the threat for stronger storms along and east of I-4 later in the afternoon and evening.

The best chance for strong storms will be east of I-4, closer to the 95 corridor after 3 p.m. Storms will linger into the latter stages of the evening. Gusty winds, frequent lightning and torrential rain will be the main threat.

The best chance to hit 110 degrees in the feels like department are shaded in orange.

The heat will also be cranked up Saturday with highs jumping into the mid-90s. Feels like temperatures will be on the order of 100-110 degrees. A heat advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. for Marion, Flagler, Sumter and Polk counties. These areas will have the best chance to see feels like temperatures hit 110 degrees.

Sunday and Monday will feature relatively drier days with highs staying in the mid-90s

Beach forecast:

Beach forecast

Be on the lookout for strong storms around dinner time. There will be a moderate risk of rip currents Saturday

Tropical update:

No new development is expected over the next five days.

Fay is no more! The storm has become post-tropical as it moves through Canada. No new development is expected in the Atlantic over the next 5 days. For a more in-dept look at the tropics, click here.

About the Author:

Jonathan Kegges joined the News 6 team in June 2019 as the Weekend Morning Meteorologist. Jonathan comes from Roanoke, Virginia where he covered three EF-3 tornadoes and deadly flooding brought on by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.