Strong storms hit central Florida
A storm damaged this vehicle and gas station in St. Petersburg, Florida, according to WFLA.
January 25th, 2011
06:07 PM ET

Strong storms hit central Florida

[Updated at 6:07 p.m.] The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for central Florida's Orlando area, set to expire at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday.

The Walt Disney World Resort is within the warning area. Radar indicated a storm capable of producing a tornado near Windermere moving north-northeast at 45 mph at 5:51 p.m., the weather service said.

Earlier, the service issued a tornado warning for Florida's Tampa/St. Petersburg area. That warning, which was to expire at 5:45 p.m., came after radar indicated a possible tornado near Lealman, just north of St. Petersburg, at 5:08 p.m., moving east at 45 mph.

The warnings came as a line of severe storms capable of producing damaging winds and isolated tornadoes was moving through Florida's Tampa and Orlando areas late Tuesday afternoon and early Tuesday evening.

Damaging thunderstorm winds gusting to 60 mph and quarter-sized hail is possible with this line of storms. A tornado watch was in effect for northern and central Florida until 9 p.m.

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  1. hoosier girl

    Cold as heck here in Ft Wayne Indiana! Love our weather at times, but hate it too! Lol...born and raised here so I'm use to it, so..let me put on my fur and go enjoy life. Be blessed everyone

    January 26, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. bambam

    Wow the this just in is not on my phone nomore don't no what happen to it. Its cold in alabama but no snow thank god

    January 27, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. mila

    I hope nobody got hurt.

    April 10, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
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