Severe thunderstorms hit Central Florida

By Tom Sorrells, Weather, tsorrells@clickorlando.com
Published On: Feb 12 2014 03:53:20 PM EST
Updated On: Feb 12 2014 07:10:34 PM EST

A round of wild weather is approaching Central Florida as a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for most counties.

ORLANDO, Fla. -

A round of wild weather approached Central Florida Wednesday night as severe thunderstorm warnings and watches were in effect for most counties.

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The severe thunderstorm warning was issued in Orange County, Volusia County, Osceola County, Brevard County, Polk County and Seminole County.

Quarter-sized hail was reported in Kissimmee at 6 p.m. by the National Weather Service.

In Seminole County, trees up to one foot in diameter were reported to be down, along with fences in the middle of the road near Markham Woods Road in Longwood.

In St. Cloud, police said they were responding to reports of some wind damage near Deer Run Road and Keiser Road. It's not clear what the severity of the damage was.

Later Wednesday night, after the first burst of energy passes through, look for mostly cloudy skies and a low of 59 degrees.

On Thursday, rain leaves early and the colder air settles in. The daytime high will be 64 degrees.

The low Thursday night into Friday morning will be 42 degrees.

Valentine's Day on Friday looks sunny and cool with a high of 69 degrees.

Saturday we will be near perfect with a high of 74. Sunday is nice and dry with a high of 76.

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