Tornado warnings expire for parts of Orange and Lake Counties – WFTV

ORLANDO, Fla. — Channel 9 is tracking a storm system expected to bring severe weather to central Florida on Sunday.

8:30 a.m. Update:

08:00 update:

Strong storms are moving in Central Florida right now.

Our worst weather is penetrating Lake County.

The heaviest rain and stormiest weather begins around 8am in Orlando.

Areas south of us, near Port Charlotte and Ft. Myers has set up several tornado warnings.

Update 06:00 am:

A windy morning in Central Florida. Expect heavier rain after 6am when a series of showers and storms roll in.

Some areas could see heavy downpours, lightning and damaging winds.

Once the storms pass, central Florida expects a very windy Sunday afternoon and colder temperatures.

Update 10:35 p.m.:

The winter storm system, which is hitting the U.S. southeast, will sweep a cold front through central Florida Sunday morning.

Some areas in central Florida may see isolated strong storms, lightning, and strong winds.

We also can’t rule out an isolated tornado warning as the storms pass.

The storms are expected to hit west central Florida around 7 a.m., move into Orlando by 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and leave Brevard County around 11 a.m

Channel 9 will be following the storms live on Eyewitness News on Sunday morning.

Update 5:00 p.m.:

On Sunday, a series of strong thunderstorms will move west-east through central Florida, around 6 or 7 a.m. in Marion County, around 8 or 9 a.m. in Orlando, and finally around 11 a.m. in Brevard County

The front also brings lightning and heavy rain with pockets of damaging wind or small hail.

We also can’t rule out an isolated tornado warning if storms pass.

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It’s a chilly start to your Saturday with temperatures in the 30’s and 40’s.

Plenty of sunshine heading into Saturday afternoon, with highs in the low to mid 70’s.

The cloud cover will increase and we will even have a few scattered showers overnight.

Sunday will be a big day with a strong front moving through central Florida.

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The front has accelerated and we see our best chance of rain Sunday morning through noon.

It will be a rapid series of showers and storms.

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Sunday afternoon and evening will be dry, cold, and windy.

We can get some stronger or even heavy storms with this front.

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Our serious threat is not overwhelming, but there is a small risk.

It’s going to be cold early next week! We expect morning temperatures in the 30s and 40s Monday through Wednesday.

Chief Meteorologist Tom Terry

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