ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — 3:30 p.m. Saturday
Flood advisories were issued for parts of southern Lake and western Orange counties as storms continued to drench an already saturated Central Florida.
Storms are expected to dump rain on Central Florida between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday.
According to the flood advisory, some areas that could experience flooding are Apopka, Ocoee, Winter Garden, Tavares and Mount Dora.
The flood advisory is in effect until 4:30 p.m.
Eastern Seminole and central Volusia counties are also under a minor flood advisory until 4:15 p.m.
We will continue to monitor this situation and bring you the latest on wftv.com, on our WFTV Weather app and across our social media platforms.
Storms have started to fire up across Central Florida. There are some storms which are not moving much, they could be creating minor flooding across inland Volusia. Parts of DeLand and near-by communities have received between 2 to 3 inches of rain and another 3 inches are possible within the next hour or so until the storm dies down.
The main risks with this afternoon's thunderstorms will be frequent lightning, small hail, gusty winds above 40 mph and torrential rain. One to three inches of rain are possible in some Central Florida locations.
About the next **potential ** system:
The rain is not over after today, according to Channel 9 certified meteorologist Brian Shields. Expect more rain this weekend, followed by another tropical development in the Caribbean late next week.
Morning showers have made a mess of the Friday morning commute.
Channel 9 Traffic Anchor Racquel Asa said I-4 drivers should plan ahead or find a detour, after several crashes, mainly in Orange and Seminole counties.
Earlier in the morning, I-4 eastbound was closed in Lake Mary because of a crash involving a Seminole County Sheriff's deputy. The road reopened around 5:30 a.m.
Brevard County first responders also responded to a crash on I-95 involving a tractor trailer.
Watch below: Meteorologist Brian Shields' full forecast
Central Florida is in for a wet and stormy end to the work week.
The day will start with a few morning showers, according to Channel 9 certified meteorologist Brian Shields, and then the afternoon will bring widespread rain and storms.
Isolated flooding is possible, especially in neighborhoods that have seen almost 10 inches of rain this week.
Shields said the weekend will be wet as well. Stay one step ahead of the weather this weekend with the free WFTV weather app.
Shields also said Central Florida is not out of the woods after this weekend: tropical development in the Caribbean is possible late next week.
Watch below: meteorologist Brian Shields' 5-Day Forecast:
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