Overnight storms to bring strong winds and lightning, isolated tornado possible

ORLANDO, Fla. — Update: Severe weather could hit the area overnight into Saturday morning.

Channel 9 certified chief meteorologist Tom Terry said gusty winds, lightning and an isolated tornado are possible.

The storm are expected to move out in Saturday afternoon, leading to a sunny and warm rest of the weekend, Terry said.

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Read our previous forecast below:

Record heat is possible for Friday.


Temperatures will climb to 95 in Orlando and Sanford. It’ll be very hot.

We’ll have lots of sun, and it will be mainly dry.

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Make sure you wear sunscreen if you go outside. Burn time is just 15 minutes now.

On Saturday, a front nears, giving us a 40% chance of scattered showers and storms. It will be very warm, with temperatures near 89 degrees.

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On Mother’s Day, we’ll have lots of sun and more hot temperatures. Daytime highs will be near 90 degrees.

Next week, highs will be mainly in the 80s.


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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.