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.
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.
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.
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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