ORLANDO, Fla. - Strong storms are soaking a large portion of Central Florida and causing delays at Orlando International Airport.
"We are pinpointing a new front moving through the area," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "Moisture and energy out of the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the front approaching from the northwest, will bring a slight risk of some strong to severe storms."
"Storms in the area are causing local flight and baggage delays," OIA tweeted. "Per FAA, arrivals are being delayed at their departure point. Continue to check the status of your flight with your airline."
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Storms in the area are causing local flight and baggage delays. Per FAA, arrivals are being delayed at their departure point. Continue to check the status of your flight with your airline. pic.twitter.com/HVNT9ErA90 — Orlando International Airport (@MCO) May 13, 2019
The main threats are wind gusts greater than 50 mph, lightning and heavy rain.
"It will come in periodic waves," Bridges said.
Rain could linger through 9 p.m.
Orlando will reach a high of 90, with a 70% coverage of rain.
The average high in Orlando on this date is 88. The record high is 97, set in 1922.
Overnight lows will be in the low 70s.
Tuesday will see a high of 89, with a 30% chance of rain.
Rain chances will be 20% or less through the weekend, with highs in the upper 80s.
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