ORLANDO, Fla. – The Deep South is expected to experience an active start to the new week, as a developing weather system strengthens and sweeps across the Central Plains, pushing a cold front through Central Florida on Tuesday. Anticipating this weather pattern, the Storm Prediction Central has identified Central Florida as being under a “Slight Risk” for the development of strong-to-severe thunderstorms.
Potential storm hazards include heavy rain, which could lead to localized flooding, as well as strong damaging winds, frequent lightning, small hail, and even a few tornadoes. With milder and humid conditions expected on Tuesday, daytime highs are projected to reach the lower 80s. This particular setup often creates favorable conditions for severe weather.
The timing of the stronger storms is anticipated to be in the afternoon, lasting into the evening hours. There is also the potential for a few rotating thunderstorms. As the cold front exits the area early Wednesday, the morning is expected to start off cold, with temperatures ranging from the 40s to 50s across many cities. However, the sunshine will make a return, accompanied by gusty winds throughout the day.
Wednesday will be cooler than normal, with afternoon highs in the 60s. Towards the end of the week, rain chances will return as another front approaches, although it is not expected to be as strong. This unsettled weather pattern will likely continue into the upcoming weekend.
In conclusion, residents of Central Florida should be prepared for an active start to the week, with the possibility of strong-to-severe thunderstorms bringing heavy rain, damaging winds, lightning, hail, and even tornadoes. They can expect milder and humid conditions on Tuesday, followed by a cold start to Wednesday morning and cooler temperatures throughout the day.