Rain, cloudy skies in the Thanksgiving forecast for Central Florida

By Samara Cokinos - Meteorologist

ORLANDO, Fla. - Rain gear will be as necessary as the turkey on this Thanksgiving. 

A few showers early Thursday morning will pick up and turn more widespread by the afternoon. 

Rain coverage will be 80 percent.

Keep in mind there could be pockets of heavy rain at any given point and with any passing thunderstorm there could be gusty winds. 

There is also a possibility of an isolated severe thunderstorm that could produce heavy rain, lightning, gusty winds and small hail.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Marion County at 6:11 a.m. due to the potential for quarter-sized hail, strong wins and localized flooding. The warning is expected to expire at 7 a.m., although residents are reminded to never drive through or enter flood water.

Rain coverage is 80 percent, otherwise expect cloudy skies with high temperatures in the mid 70s. 

Overnight the rain continues with lows expected in the low 60s. 

Friday starts off soggy then will gradually clear by late afternoon.

Cooler and drier air moves in just in time for the weekend. 

The sunshine returns along with slightly below average warmth in the low 70s. 
 

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