Thunderstorms darken Central Florida’s skies once again

ORLANDO, Fla. — Update:

Areas of heavy rain and lightning will soak some drivers’ Tuesday evening commute home.

It’s a continuation of the region’s active weather that will last several more days.


The threats continue to be heavy rain and isolated flooding, with rain continuing to develop through the evening.

The city of Kissimmee reported flooded roadways near HCA Florida Osceola Hospital.

Radar estimates that up to two to three inches of rain have fallen in the area.

Storms will taper off overnight, but the chance for isolated showers will continue through Wednesday morning.

Rain will bring a flooding threat Wednesday morning and afternoon, with early showers possible near the coast as early as sunrise. Storms will build up closer to Orlando by lunchtime.


Keep the umbrella handy through Thursday as there will be more afternoon storms.

By Memorial Day weekend, drier air should return to Central Florida.

Watch live updates to your forecast from chief meteorologist Tom Terry and certified meteorologist George Waldenberger on Channel 9 Eyewitness News.

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Earlier story:

Wet weather is forecast to continue soaking Central Florida on Tuesday.

Channel 9 meteorologist Brian Shields said we can expect a repeat of the rain and storms we saw on Monday again today.

The wet weather is expected to stick around Wednesday as well.

By the weekend, Shields said conditions should dry out with a few afternoon showers and highs near 90.

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Jason Kelly

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Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.

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.