• Strong to severe storms bring lightning, downpours across Central Florida on Sunday

    By: George Waldenberger , Kassandra Crimi , James Tutten


    A hot and steamy morning will lead to increased chances for rain and storms Sunday afternoon.  

    Highs are expected to reach the low to mid-90s with heat index values ranging from 98-103 degrees.

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    Storms were rolling over Central Florida on Sunday afternoon, bringing  60 mph wind gusts and prompting a severe thunderstorm warning for Orange and Seminole counties. 

    Some areas will see lots of lightning and torrential rainfall with the chance for a quick 1-2 inchs of rain. 

    By late afternoon, storms will shift west of Orlando and focus over Lake, Sumter, Marion and Polk counties before tapering for Sunday evening.

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    The biggest concerns will be heavy rain, winds gusts over 50 mph and coin-sized hail in some areas.  

    There is also a tropical disturbance in the Atlantic that has a 20% chance of developing over the next five days.

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