Last storm exits coast after severe weather slams Central Florida

Severe thunderstorm warnings, tornado watches expire in Central Florida

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ORLANDO, Fla. – A tornado watch was issued by the National Weather Service Saturday morning for Marion, Flagler, Sumter, Lake, Volusia, Seminole, Orange, Polk, Osceola and Brevard counties, lasting until 11 a.m. The watch was extended to 1 p.m. for Osceola and Brevard counties, and a severe thunderstorm warning was active until 11 a.m. for Seminole, Brevard, Orange, Polk, Volusia and Osceola counties.

In Marion County, a possible tornado damaged several buildings in Ocala, a community that will soon join the rest of the state in experiencing a significant drop in temperatures following Saturday’s storm activity.

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As far as what you should know for the next time severe weather appears, a tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of strong thunderstorms and tornadoes.

Watch vs warning

The severe weather threat will decrease after lunch. The wind and cold will then take over.

If a warning is issued, it is time to put your severe weather action plan into action.

What to do

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.