ORLANDO, Fla. — 5 p.m. update
The sea breeze kicked in and developed some storms, as forecast, shortly after 2 p.m. By 4:30 p.m. they moved over Orange, Seminoles Counties, along the I-4 corridor. The biggest clusters have affected the western half of Orange County. Expect the storms to lose for of their speed as they move to the west. Over 170 lightning strikes were produced between 4:35 p.m. and 4:50 p.m.
It is not likely that these storms will live for much longer, past 6:30 p.m. as they have peaked, and the instability is just not there to exacerbate them. By 7 p.m. most of Central Florida will be rain-free, under partly cloudy skies. It will continue to be hot and muggy. Lows tonight will drop to the mid-70s.
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