Severe storms trigger tornado warning, bring strong winds and hail to parts of Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — Strong storms triggered a tornado warning for parts of Orange and Seminole counties on Saturday evening.

9:35 p.m. update:

The tornado warning issued for parts of Orange and Seminole counties was cancelled by the National Weather Service at 9:30 p.m.

Channel 9 will continue to monitor the storms and provide updates on Eyewitness News.

9:20 p.m. update:

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for areas of Orange and Seminole counties.

The warning is in effect until 9:30 p.m. for areas of Pine Hills, Altamonte Springs and Lockhart.

6:40 p.m. update:

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for parts of Seminole and Volusia counties including Deltona, Sanford and DeLand until 7 p.m.

6:20 p.m. update:

Afternoon storm activity moving through Central Florida has triggered several severe storm warnings.

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A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for parts of Oviedo, Winter Springs and Casselberry until 6:30 p.m.

A Flood Advisory was also issued Saturday afternoon for parts of Brevard and Osceola counties.

Another severe thunderstorm warning was issued for parts of Osceola, Brevard and Volusia counties near Yeehaw Junction that ended around 6 p.m.

Channel 9 will continue to monitor the storms and have updates on Eyewitness News.

Original report:

Channel 9 is tracking storms moving through Central Florida on Saturday afternoon.

Look for drier skies for much of the day Saturday with highs in the 80s and a chance of more rain this afternoon.

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Meteorologist Kassandra Crimi said there could be 2-4 inches of rainfall in some areas.

On Friday, heavy rains brought nearly 7 inches of rain to Leesburg.

Rain chances for Sunday look to be about 50%.

Next week, expect a 30 to 40% chance of afternoon storms.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.