ORLANDO, Fla. — Update:
Marion and Flagler counties are under a tornado watch until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Channel 9 chief meteorologist Tom Terry said.
A severe line of thunderstorms is approaching Marion County during the afternoon, and it will weaken as it moves through Central Florida on Wednesday evening.
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A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Marion County until 4 p.m. for the Reddick area, which could experience winds in excess of 70 mph.
Terry said residents should stay indoors -- away from windows -- as the storms pass the area.
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Severe t-storm warning for Marion County until 4pm for the Reddick area...70mph wind threat. Stay inside away from windows as storms pass. pic.twitter.com/ioZPWu2DB0— George Waldenberger (@GWaldenWFTV) January 4, 2023
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Central Florida will be cloudy and warm Wednesday.
Our area will see near-record-high temperatures in the mid-80s this afternoon.
There will be a 20% chance of seeing a passing shower today in Central Florida.
A front is set to arrive Thursday and the storm system will lower our temperatures and increase our rain chances.
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High temperatures for Thursday will be in the 70s and storm chances will be around 40%.
Central Florida will have much cooler conditions Friday with high temperatures in the 60s and lows in the 40s in the evening.
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