LIVE RADAR: Tornado spotted in New Smyrna Beach as severe storms roll through Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — Storms moving through Central Florida on Monday afternoon spurred severe thunderstorm warnings as well as a tornado.

New Smyrna Beach Police reported that a tornado was spotted around 3 p.m. heading south/southeast.


Police said there were reports of some tree damage near Sleepy Hollow and U.S. 1, but no other damage.

The storms triggered a severe thunderstorm warning through 3:15 p.m. for east Orange County, including parts of Bithlo, Christmas and Wedgefield. The storm could bring with it small hail and damaging winds, along with lightning.

Another severe thunderstorm warning was also issued for Osceola County. The main threat of these storms will be pockets of 60 mph wind gusts that could cause minor damage, especially around Brevard County.

Temperatures will be slightly cooler due to the storms, with highs nearing 90.

Some areas could see one to three inches of rain.

Tonight, spotty showers will continue to move in.

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Katlyn Brieskorn,

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.

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