Rain, storms continue to pass through central Florida


CENTRAL FLORIDA - A front is passing through central Florida Friday, causing heavy rain in the area.

WFTV meteorologist Kassandra Crimi  said "Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorm have developed in advance of our next front and will move through the area this morning." 

Due to power outages in the area, traffic control lights are not working on E. Colonial Drive between Orange Avenue and Mills Avenue, officials said Friday. 

"By late this afternoon, the front will push southward and the skies will begin to dry and clear out leaving behind some cooler temperatures for tonight,” Crimi said.

It's been a stormy week. Much of the area was under a tornado watch for several hours Thursday afternoon, and storms prompted tornado warnings for Orange and Brevard counties Wednesday night.

"We'll start to clear out late Friday and then we are shaping up very nicely for the weekend," said WFTV meteorologist Shields.