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Temperatures will drop as storms push out; see how chilly it will get

ORLANDO, Fla. — 4:15 p.m. update

Rain and storms produced wind damage to parts of Central Florida. There were also numerous reports of small hail.

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For now, the storms will track through Osceola and Brevard counties through around 6 p.m.

Other than a stray shower, expect much drier weather Monday evening and overnight.

“A cold front will pass this evening, and cooler air will move in tonight,” Waldenberger said. “This will drop temperatures to the coldest levels since Valentine’s Day -- right in the middle of spring break week for many local kids.”

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Another front will bring a chance for more rain this weekend.

Temperatures will plunge into the 50s Monday evening for most of Central Florida. Marion and Sumter counties can expect temperatures to be in the 40s through Tuesday morning.

Certified meteorologist George Waldenberger updates your full forecast on Channel 9 Eyewitness News at 4.

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1:45 p.m. update:

Another wave of scattered downpours will push through metro Orlando over the next two hours.

Scattered rain is moving through the I-4 Corridor now.

Much of this will pass to the southeast by your evening drive home.

We’ll track which spots still have a few showers for the afternoon commute on Channel 9 Eyewitness News at 4.

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Noon update

Storms were ramping back up in Central Florida on Monday afternoon.

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A severe thunderstorm warning has also been issued for Volusia County until 12:30 p.m.

Storms will continue to progress south and could be strong to severe through Monday afternoon.

Storms will continue to move off to the south and the east by the mid-afternoon, losing their intensity.

They will be more scattered in nature and disperse as they move away from the coast.

Rain and gusty winds will be followed by the coolest air in weeks as a front moves in.

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Have your jacket ready as Monday evening’s lows will drop into the 40s and 50s, with daytime highs in the 60s and 70s on Tuesday.

Expect cooler weather for the next several days.

Watch meteorologist Rusty McCranie’s updated forecast on Channel 9 Eyewitness News at Noon.


Earlier story:

Strong to severe storms are likely to Monday across Central Florida.

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Most of the major storm activity will be in our northern areas.

The storm system has the potential to bring winds over 50 mph, small hail and an isolated tornado risk.

Some of the storms may impact the morning commute.

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Storms will begin to move into the Orlando metro area in the late morning hours.

While the line of storms should be breaking apart some, there will still be the opportunity for strong to severe storms in our area through the early afternoon.

The thunderstorm activity will also keep our area cooler.

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The high temperature in Orlando should reach around 80 degrees Monday.

A bigger cooldown will come over the next few days.

Temperatures will drop into the 40s for some on Wednesday and Thursday.

The high temperature in Orlando on Tuesday will only reach the low 70s.

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Jason Kelly joined WFTV in 2014.