LIVE RADAR: Weekend forecast brings threat of severe winds, isolated tornado

ORLANDO, Fla. — The weekend forecast includes the threat of severe winds of up to 60 mph and an isolated tornado, Channel 9 Chief Meteorologist Tom Terry said.

The storm threat begins at 6 a.m. around Ocala, 8 a.m. in Orlando and Clermont at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. in Brevard County.

Read our previous forecast below:

Pop-up downpours and a few storms are moving from I-4 east and will continue through 5 p.m., Channel 9 Certified Chief Meteorologist Tom Terry said.


Heavy to severe bands of storms are still rumbling north into Flagler County as well, Terry said..

For the weekend, storms are likely including possibly severe ones, from roughly 7 a.m. and hitting Orlando from 10 a.m. to noon and south to Brevard County around 2 p.m.


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Wind gusts are expected to reach 60 mph with a few tornadoes possible.

For those heading out to the Billy Joel concert Saturday at Camping World Stadium, temperatures will get “sharply colder,” dipping into the 50s and then the 30s and 40 Sunday morning in the metro Orlando area.

Lake and Flagler counties announced they are opening cold weather shelters on Saturday.

Read our previous forecast below:

Friday’s forecast calls for slightly drier weather after a soggy week. But the reprieve won’t last for long, as a powerful cold front is set to trigger a Weather Alert Day on Saturday.

Channel 9 meteorologist Brian Shields said Friday won’t be as wet as much of the week has been, with a 40% chance of rain and a high of 87 degrees. He said the warm weather is set to stick around tonight.

But by Saturday morning, a powerful cold front is set to move in and bring a strong line of severe storms. Those storms are forecast to bring gusty winds up to 50 mph and an isolated threat of tornadoes.

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After the rain, temperatures are forecast to drop significantly to the 30s and 40s on Sunday morning.

Stay tuned to Channel 9 Eyewitness News for live forecast updates throughout the day and weekend.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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