TIMELINE: Severe storms pass through Central Florida

Severe storms moved through Central Florida Thursday night into Friday morning, briefly sparking a tornado warning for Osceola County and tornado watches for the rest of Central Florida.

A strong cold front crossed Central Florida late Thursday night. Forecasters predicted a slight risk of damaging winds and even a few isolated tornadoes.

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After 10 p.m, the line of storms moved through Gainesville and Ocala. By midnight, heavy rain was pounding the I-4 corridor in Orlando.

The storms continued into early Friday morning, but moved out of the region by around 5:00 a.m.


The weather drastically improves by Friday afternoon.

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