Tornado watches expire for each county in Central Florida

Much cooler air in Orlando area for the weekend

ORLANDO, Fla. – Tornado watches have been cleared for each county in Central Florida, according to meteorologist Jonathan Keegges.

A tornado watch was issued earlier for a large portion of Central Florida. The watch included Osceola, Polk and Brevard counties and remained in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday.

The tornado watch has also expired in Orange, Seminole, and Lake counties.

Osceola County and Brevard County were in a tornado warning earlier in the day, the tornado warnings have expired.

[RELATED: Timeline of possible severe weather in Central Florida]

There is a 20 percent chance of showers just after noon on Friday and Central Florida may reach a high temperature of 77 degrees.

Friday night, meteorologists said there is a 30 percent chance of showers. The temperature may drop to 62 degrees in Central Florida on Friday night.

Highs will only be in the mid-70s for the weekend, including Halloween.

Morning lows for the weekend will be in the 40s for our northern zones and the 50s for most of Central Florida.

Pinpointing the tropics

A non-tropical low pressure system producing storm-force winds is located about 350 miles south of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Strong winds along portions of the northeastern United States coast are forecast to gradually diminish later Thursday as the low moves east, away from shore, at about 15 mph.

The low is then expected to turn southeast toward slightly warmer waters in a few days, and it could acquire some subtropical characteristics over the weekend or early next week while over the central Atlantic.

Hurricane officials give it a 30% chance to develop over the next five days.

The next named storm will be called Wanda.

Hurricane season runs through Nov. 30.

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From chasing tornadoes and tracking the tropics, to forecasting ice storms and other dangerous weather, Troy Bridges has covered it all! Troy is an award-winning meteorologist who always prepares you for the day ahead on the News 6 Morning News.