Parts of Central Florida under severe thunderstorm watch Friday

ORLANDO, Fla. — Parts of Central Florida are under a severe thunderstorm watch Friday morning.


A severe storm watch is in place for Marion and Flagler counties.

The watch is expected to last until noon.

A tornado warning was issued just before 7 a.m. in Tallahassee.

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The area of concern is due to a strong storm system moving through the southeastern U.S.

If any storms to the north break free and head towards Central Florida, they could be strong to severe.

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Our area will also see more hot conditions with highs in the mid-90s Friday afternoon.

We will be slightly cooler over the weekend, with highs near 90 degrees.

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Central Florida will be locked into a steady pattern of rain and storms for all of next week.

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