More strong storms expected day after tornado touches down in DeLand

Orlando area to see highs near 93 degrees, high rain chances

ORLANDO, Fla. – A day after a tornado touched down in DeLand, strong to severe storms are expected Wednesday in Central Florida.

Orlando will reach a high around 93, with a 70% chance of rain. The average high on this date is 92. The record high is 100, set in 1938.

“The main risks will be strong winds greater than 60 mph, as well as heavy rain and frequent lightning,” News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. “It does look like we will see a bit of a later onset of storms. Even though we will see the chance after 2 p.m., most of the storms will likely come a couple hours later.”

Rain chances Thursday and Friday stand at 60%, with a similar forecast over the weekend.

EF-2 tornado in DeLand

Storms damaged buildings, power lines and cars in Central Florida. National Weather Services survey teams confirmed on Wednesday the damages was caused by an EF-2 tornado.

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Forecasters said they detected what looked like a tornado on the radar, but they would survey the area Wednesday to confirm it. A tornado warning was issued around 4 p.m. Tuesday, and residents were urged to take shelter immediately.

No injuries were reported.

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