• LIVE RADAR: Severe thunderstorm warnings issued for Orange, Osceola counties

    By: Jason Kelly , Kelly Healey , Rusty McCranie , Irene Sans

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    Severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued for Orange and Osceola counties, effective through 7:45 p.m.

    Certified meteorologist George Waldenberger said severe thunderstorms produced winds of almost 60 mph near Orlando Sanford International Airport and that the storms are moving toward Oviedo.

    The storms are bringing intense lightning to the area, Waldenberger said.

    He said the system threatens to bring winds in excess of 60 mph in the area around Walt Disney World.

    Isolated storms will continue to move through parts of Central Florida through 9 p.m, Waldenberger said.

     

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    Central Florida residents will feel the humidity hit them Tuesday as they walk out the door.      

    With highs in the upper 90s this afternoon, residents planning to work outside, or enjoy the outdoors, are advised to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration and wear sunscreen.

    The heat index could reach between 106 and 111 degrees in parts of Florida and there is a 30% chance of rain, mainly in the afternoon, following the spark of the sea breeze. 

     

    Volusia and Brevard counties are under a heat advisory until 7 p.m. Heat indices will be between 106 and 110 degrees, it could lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion or heat stroke for those exposed not taking the precautions. 

     

     

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    “It will feel even hotter today as the heat index could reach as high as 106 in some places. But, there will be a few storms very late today as we finally break our dry streak,” Severe Weather Center 9 meteorologist Rusty McCranie said.

    The evening brings the low temperature to the mid-70s, but the high humidity will make it feel warmer. 

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    Rain chances increase later in the week, with a 50% chance of storms by Thursday and Friday.

    Beachside conditions: Rip current risk is moderate.

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