Tornado watch expires for Marion, Sumter counties


MARION COUNTY, Fla. — Heavy rain and storms are passing through Central Florida, but the tornado watch has expired for Marion and Sumter County.


Chief Meteorologist Tom Terry said storms will gradually taper off into 7 p.m.

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A tornado watch was issued for parts of Marion County Sunday morning.

The watch will be in effect through 5 p.m. and includes the Florida Big Bend area.

Certified Meteorologist Tom Terry says a line of storms in Florida’s panhandle and the Gulf of Mexico will move into Central Florida in the mid to late-afternoon hours, bringing a threat of severe weather and isolated tornadoes, mainly to the west.

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Potentially severe storms are expected to move into the Metro Orlando along the I-4 corridor by 6 p.m. Sunday.

Heavy rain, gusty winds and small hail are all expected. Dangerous lightning could be a concern as well.

The system is forecast to move into the I-95 corridor and offshore by 10 p.m.

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