Cool front follows afternoon storms, bringing more rain to Orlando area

80 percent of Central Florida seeing rain Sunday

By Samara Cokinos - Meteorologist, Brianna Volz - Web producer
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ORLANDO, Fla. - After a warm and humid start, the possibility of severe weather Sunday is increasing as a strong line of storms moves toward the Orlando area.

The heat will continue and conditions will be mostly dry until the afternoon approaches.

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"Temperatures Sunday morning are in the low 70s and the Orlando area is mostly dry, but the wind will pick up and remain elevated between 10-20 mph, with gusts near 30-40 mph," News 6 meteorologist Samara Cokinos said.

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Wind advisories will go into effect by midmorning for most of Central Florida and will linger through the evening. 

The big changes will begin Sunday afternoon when a few showers begin to dump some rain on the Orlando area. Thunderstorms, some of which could become severe, are expected to follow.

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"The biggest impacts will be the damaging winds, heavy rain and lightning, but we can't rule out some hail and an isolated tornado," Cokinos said.

The following watches and warnings are in effect for Central Florida counties:
-Marion: severe thunderstorm warning until 3:30 p.m.
-Volusia: severe thunderstorm warning until 4:15 p.m.
-Lake: severe thunderstorm warning until 4:15 p.m.
-Orange: severe thunderstorm warning until 3:45 p.m.
-Seminole: severe thunderstorm warning until 3:45 p.m.
-Flagler: severe thunderstorm warning until 4 p.m.

All warnings were expired as of 4:30 p.m.

Rain coverage is at 80 percent, meaning 80 percent of Central Florida will see rain. 

Temperatures are staying warm, with highs in the upper 80s. 

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The winds will continue into the overnight hours as temperatures fall to the mid-50s.

Monday will be cooler and still windy, with temperatures in the mid- to lower 70s. 

Follow along in the Scribble Live below as the possibility of severe weather continues.

 

 

 

 

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