ORLANDO, Fla. – A severe thunderstorm warning was issued Friday morning for Orange and Osceola counties as tropical moisture pours into Central Florida.
The warning expired at 9:30 a.m.
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Storms with 60 mph wind gusts moved toward Orlando, Kissimmee, Ocoee, Winter Garden and St. Cloud.
Orlando International Airport tweeted that the storms could cause flight and baggage delays.
“Please check with your airline directly for any updates in regards to their operations at this time,” OIA tweeted.
It’s called “tropical moisture” because the rain is coming from the tropics, near Cuba, not because it will gain any tropical characteristics.
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Weather Alert ⛈️ Due to thunderstorms in the area, flights/baggage delivery delays may occur. Please check with your airline directly for any updates in regards to their operations at this time. For airport delays, visit: https://t.co/vm0yMYHkcv https://t.co/9EhB50ttKG— Orlando International Airport (@MCO) May 20, 2022
Pinpointing lots of tropical moisture coming to Central Florida.
We call it “tropical moisture” because it is moisture coming in from the tropics, near Cuba, not because it will gain any tropical characteristics.
Rain chances will increase through Friday to 70%, with a high near 93. The normal high in Orlando for this time of year is 89. The record high on this date is 96, set in 1935.
Expect an 80% coverage of rain on Saturday.
We will see on and off heavy downpours that could add up to more than 4 inches in some spots.
It won't rain the entire weekend, but when it does, it will be heavy. Best time to be outside will be late Saturday morning through early Saturday afternoon. Sunday also looks drier. #flwx pic.twitter.com/fOg8QEy6Ua— Jonathan Kegges (@JonathanKegges) May 20, 2022
Orlando has a rain surplus of 1.24 inches since the first of the year.
Expect high temperatures in the upper 80s on Saturday and low 90s for Sunday into next week.
Rain chances dip to 40% on Sunday and Monday.