ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - Much of Florida was being hit Friday by strong storms that were also creating a threat of tornadoes in parts of the Carolinas and Virginia.
Residents of Central Florida were told to check their flights before heading to the Orlando International Airport, where a number of delays and cancelations were reported.
The storm system is being blamed for the death of an 8-year-old girl in Florida. The Leon County Sheriff's Office says a tree fell Friday into a house in Woodville south of Tallahassee, killing the girl and injuring a 12-year-old boy. The office said in a statement that the girl died at the hospital while the boy has non-life-threatening injuries. Their names weren't immediately released.
Friday night is expected to bring improved conditions, paving the way for a beautiful holiday weekend across all of Florida.
The National Weather Service Melbourne says that we can also expect hail on Friday, but the main threat will be from damaging winds.