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Strong storms bring hail, high winds to Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — Update: Strong storms brought high winds and small hail to Central Florida on Thursday afternoon.

Meteorologist Tom Terry said an upper-level storm north of us helped to intensify severe storms over Central Florida. Areas reported wind gusts up to 58 mph and dime- to nickel-sized hail.

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Original story: Central Florida will continue to see a chance for afternoon storms on Thursday.

Our area will have a 50% chance of seeing scattered afternoon storms.

Forecast data shows some of the storms could be strong to severe.

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The rain and cloud cover will help to keep our temperatures cooler than average.

The high temperature in Orlando should reach around 85 degrees on Thursday afternoon.

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After Thursday’s storm activity, Friday through Sunday will be cooler and drier.

Our coast will also have a high risk of rip currents over the next couple of days.

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