Orlando Weather Forecast: Central Florida tornado watch allowed to expire

ORLANDO, Fla. - Update (5 p.m.): The severe weather threat has ended for much of Central Florida Wednesday afternoon. A tornado watch that was issued for nearly every county in Central Florida was allowed to expire at 5 p.m. Rainy conditions will linger for several hours and will eventually end during the overnight hours.

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Wednesday is a FOX 35 Storm Alert Day for severe storm potential from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Orlando metro region, packing wind gusts past 60 mph and a chance for an isolated tornado within several miles of our Atlantic beaches.

The rain onset will happen earlier in Northern Central Florida, with severe weather developing as soon as lunchtime in Gainesville.

Much of Central Florida is under a tornado watch until 5 p.m.

Outside of storms, we'll have gusty winds up to 40 mph, resulting in a Wind Advisory for our entire region between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

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Impacts: School pickup may experience delayed release if lightning is present. Otherwise, expect wet roads for the evening commute.

Behind this system, we'll enjoy one of the last spectacular spring air masses, with low humidity for six days with highs ranging from 75 to 80 degrees. It'll be picture-perfect before inevitably, by mid-April, we'll see more humidity rolling in with highs returning to near 90 degrees.

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