TIMELINE: Strong storms, wind move into Central Florida before blast of cold air

Highest chance for strong storms north of Orlando Saturday

ORLANDO, Fla. – A strong storm will develop in the northeast Gulf of Mexico Friday night into Saturday morning. As the storm moves into the Southeast U.S. Saturday afternoon, a few strong storms will be possible across Central Florida.

The main threat will be damaging wind, but a brief tornado or two cannot be ruled out. The highest chance for severe weather Saturday will be north of Orlando.

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Scattered rain and clouds will be around north of Orlando to start Saturday.

Future radar

There will be a notable chunk of dry weather from late Saturday morning through early Saturday afternoon. The chance for strong storms will be in between 1 p.m. through 7 p.m.

Future radar

Storms push east through the late afternoon and early evening.

Future radar

A few showers may linger Sunday morning, but there will be a drying trend through the afternoon.

As the storm pulls away, expect the winds to crank up to a tune of 30-40 mph gusts.

Wind gusts Sunday

Highs only top out in the 60s Sunday afternoon as colder air rushes in behind the storm.

It will be cold Monday morning with temperatures falling into the 30s and 40s.

Monday morning

The continued breeze will make it feel even colder.

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.