Orlando weather: Second round of storms to hit Central Florida overnight, early Sunday morning
Sunday morning is a FOX 35 Storm Alert Day as storms are expected to move across Central Florida during the overnight hours and through the early morning hours.
Some storms could be severe and produce strong winds, heavy rainfall, hail, lightning, and even the potential for a tornado.
Several counties in Central Florida -- Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Volusia -- are under wind advisories from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Winds could knock around unsecured objects, such as trash cans, as well as tree limbs. Also, possible that the winds could knock out power.
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Rainfall between a half-inch and up to three-fourths of an inch are possible.
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Earlier Saturday, a strong system of storms caused tornado warnings to be issued in Brevard County and severe thunderstorm warnings across Central Florida.
Viewer videos showed hail falling in Brevard County.
SATURDAY WEATHER ALERTS
The tornado watch for Central Florida was allowed to expire late Saturday. However, do not put the umbrella away or drop your guard.
A second round of storms, some potentially severe, are expected to move through Central Florida during the overnight hours – potentially as early as 2 a.m. – and lasting through late morning.
Damaging wind, hail, heavy rainfall, lightning, and an isolated chance are possible.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Orange and Seminole Counties until 6:30 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Orange and Osceola County until 5:30 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Brevard, Orange, and Seminole Counties
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Orange County until 4:45 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Brevard County until 5 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued until 4:45 p.m. for Orange and Osceola County.
The National Weather Service has reported hail that's falling around 1.25 inches near highway 528 and industry road interchange in Brevard County, Florida.
A tornado warning has been issued for Brevard and Osceola County until 4:15 p.m.
A tornado watch has been issued until 10 p.m. for the following counties: Alachua; Bradford; Brevard; Citrus; Clay; DeSoto; Dixie; Flagler; Gilchrist; Hardee; Hernando; Highlands; Hillsborough; Indian River; Lake; Levy; Manatee; Marion; Martin; Okeechobee; Orange; Osceola; Pasco; Pinellas; Polk; Putnam; Sarasota; Seminole; St. Johns; St. Lucie; Sumter; Union; Volusia
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Brevard and Osceola County until 4:15 p.m.
Today's high: 90 degrees | Tonight's low: 69 degrees
We have two FOX 35 Storm Alert Days this weekend due to multiple rounds of expected severe weather.
ROUND ONE: The first round begins this afternoon much like we have seen this past week. Scattered storms will develop inland over I-4 by 2-3 pm and push east towards the coast. The main risks with this first round will be large hail, damaging winds, and even a brief coastal tornado. Storms should push into the Atlantic coast by 8 pm ending the first threat.
ROUND TWO: The second round of storms are expected overnight into Sunday morning ahead of a cool front. This will be a dangerous line of storms that could bring an overnight tornado threat along with strong winds. Timing will be 1 AM to 9 AM from west to east. Be sure to have your phone charged and a way to get alerts! Nocturnal tornado threats are always a bigger threat so it's important to be as safe as possible and have a plan.
It will be a nice start at the beaches through lunchtime with a south wind and partly cloudy skies. Highs will warm well into the 80s. A moderate rip current risk will still be present. Storms are expected by 3-4 pm with a risk of severe weather. Be sure to head in before the storms arrive!
Quiet through the morning with storms likely by 2 pm. Storms will exit by late afternoon with a lull in activity in the evening. Highs will climb to near 90 so stay hydrated!
After a stormy weekend (and past week), our weather pattern will change to kick off the upcoming week. Drier air and high pressure arrives behind Sunday's front and will keep our weather quiet through the work week. Highs will start in the lower 80s Monday and return to near 90 by the end of the week.