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Winds up to 60 mph possible as strong storms move across Central Florida

Today, Thursday, April 11 is a Severe Weather Alert Day in Central Florida. Stay safe with our live weather updates.

Winds up to 60 mph possible as strong storms move across Central Florida

The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a risk of severe storms for the Central Florida area today, Thursday, April 11, 2024.


 

Active Weather Alerts

Wind Advisory until 8 pm. Apr 11, 2024

National Weather Service has issued an advisory for a possible threat to life or property in Sumter County, Inland Flagler County, Coastal Flagler County, Coastal Volusia County, Inland Volusia County, Northern Lake County, Southern Lake County, Seminole County, Orange County, and Osceola County.


Rip Current Statement until 8 pm. Apr 11, 2024

National Weather Service says there is a possible threat to life or property in Coastal Flagler County.


Beach Hazard Statement until 8 pm. Apr 11, 2024

National Weather Service says there is a possible threat to life or property in Coastal Volusia County.


 

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is to close early at 5 pm.




Tornado touches down near World Golf Village in St. Johns County




Ground stops at Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Tampa International Airport

Due to current weather conditions, airline operations may be impacted at both Orlando International Airport and Tampa International Airport.


According to the FAA's website, departing flights to Orlando and Tampa have both been grounded due to thunderstorms in the area.


Flights already in the air are being slowed to help alleviate the amount of flights coming to Florida and leaving Florida.


Please check with your airline directly for updates regarding their operations. For airport status, visit: http://nasstatus.faa.gov.


The latest 1.30 pm update from The National Weather Service in Melbourne.

Strong storms are entering northern portions of the area, from Lake County into Seminole, Orange, and Volusia counties.


Storms may quickly intensify and are moving northeast at 55-65+ mph!


The latest 12 pm update from The National Weather Service in Melbourne.

Strong to severe storms are approaching northwestern portions of our area. Damaging winds, frequent lightning, heavy rain, and even a tornado cannot be ruled out.


This line of storms will progress east, reaching much of east-central Florida this afternoon.



A line of strong to severe storms is expected to roll through Orlando this afternoon, with thunderstorms, heavy rain and the possibility of damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 mph.


There is also the possibility of a tornado and heavy hail, with a tornado watch issued for Northern Central Florida.


Expect a windy and gusty day ahead of the storm, with winds up to 40 mph. Worsening conditions are expected between 2 and 5 pm today as the storm rolls though the area.


Winds up to 60 mph possible as strong storms move across Central Florida

Central Florida can expect a slight risk of severe weather in the early afternoon to evening, with the highest risk along and North of I-4.


Potential hazards include gusty winds from 50-60 miles per hour, frequent lightning, and small hail. Per their alert, a brief tornado “cannot be ruled out.” There is also a 15 percent chance for wind gusts greater than 60 miles per hour.


This weather could potentially affect theme park operations at the area theme parks, water parks, and attractions.


On the coast there will be hazardous/dangerous boating and poor beach conditions today.


Are your plans affected by today's severe weather threat? Let us know in the comments below.


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Winds up to 60 mph possible as strong storms move across Central Florida

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