LIVE RADAR: Heavy rain moves through Central Florida

Best environment for severe weather is south of Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – A storm system moved across the Florida peninsula on Tuesday, sparking severe weather -- but not in Central Florida.

Areas south of Orlando into Osceola, Polk and Brevard counties had the highest chance of strong storms because they were warmer and closer to an area of low pressure.

The main threat was heavy rain and strong winds, but short-lived tornadoes couldn’t be ruled out. The severe threat wasn’t zero for Orlando and points north, but it was much lower as clouds, mist and cool weather limited fuel for storms.

Severe threat Tuesday. The highest chance will be south of Orlando.

Scattered downpours are possible through the evening.

Highs will be in the mid-to upper 70s south of Orlando, but only in the mid-to upper 60s north. It will be in the low 70s around the Orlando metro.

Highs Tuesday

The coolest air since late November then arrives for all of Central Florida on Wednesday, with highs in the mid-to upper 60s.

Thursday morning will be very cool, with temperatures bottoming out in the 40s. A few upper 30s will be possible north of Orlando.

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.