Weather Alert Day: Strong storms, hail & isolated tornado threat possible Wednesday

ORLANDO, Fla. — Update:

Chief meteorologist Tom Terry has declared Wednesday a Weather Alert Day.


Strong storms are possible Wednesday morning and afternoon.

Severe wind, small hail and even a tornado or two are possible.

Storms with isolated downpours and lightning will be scattered about, developing in some spots before the morning commute.

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More passing storms will be possible for the rest of the morning and into the afternoon, but they are expected to clear out by Wednesday evening.

Thursday and Friday look quiet and hotter.

Terry will update you on changes to the forecast live on Channel 9 Eyewitness News at 4.

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Earlier story:

Midday storms will exit Brevard County before mid-afternoon Tuesday.

The chance for additional severe storms will remain as the system moves out of Central Florida before conditions quiet down through the late afternoon and evening hours on Tuesday.

The next disturbance is forecast to approach overnight with chances for scattered rain, downpours, lightning, and potentially severe storms Wednesday morning and afternoon.

The rain is expected to finally taper away by Wednesday evening before things heat up for the rest of the week.

High temperatures on Wednesday will be in the lower to the mid-80s across most of Central Florida, with forecasts in the lower 90s on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The weekend is expected to get off to a quiet start, but chances for rain will increase by Sunday when the next system moves into the area.

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Saturday appears to be the calmer, more beach-friendly day of the upcoming weekend.

That next storm system will begin to develop through Sunday afternoon, with more rain chances arriving later Sunday into Monday.

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Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly, WFTV.com

Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.

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