Marion, Flagler counties under tornado watch until 6 p.m.

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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Earlier story:

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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