• Storms dissipate, passing showers; cooler week ahead

    By: Irene Sans


    Strong and severe thunderstorms produced by a cold front approaching Central Florida will continue to lose muscle. 

    Sunday afternoon was dominated by severe storms racing from west to east between 40-50 mph. The first round of thunderstorms produced several reports of wind gusts in excess of 50 mph and there was a report of a funnel cloud spotted in Flagler County 3 miles northwest of Rima Ridge, shortly after 3:30 p.m.


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    The second batch of storms were much weaker as the first round took much of the energy in the atmosphere, leaving it a bit more stable. In fact, with the second round, there were no severe weather warnings issued. Moderate showers will continue to enter Central Florida, winding down by 9 p.m.


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    The showers produced some much needed rain. The next drought outlook will be issued on Thursday morning and there could be a significant improvement as the rain Central Florida received last Tuesday was not accounted for.
    The drought monitor is cut off every Tuesday at 7 a.m., and the update is released on a weekly basis on Thursday mornings. 


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    This front promises to bring much cooler conditions for most of the next work week. 

    Lows will be in the low to mid 50s, and highs flirting with the low-80s. Temperatures will try to rebound to the upper-80s by Thursday, but the humidity will still feel comfortable.



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    Our team of 6 meteorologists will monitor the latest drought conditions and the cooler temperatures for the upcoming work week. Watch Channel 9 Eyewitness News and log on to wftv.com/weather. for the latest news and weather.
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