Storms could bring strong winds, hail, heavy rain through Wednesday morning

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Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely into the early hours of Wednesday morning before falling apart and moving off the East Coast of Florida.

Because of the potential for severe weather, the FOX 35 Storm Team has declared Wednesday FOX 35 Weather Impact Days. 

Frequent lightning, gusty winds, torrential downpours, and hail stones are all likely from any of the storms. Rain totals will vary immensely, but a few spots could pick up a few inches of rain tonight.

While a severe outbreak is not anticipated, a handful of storms could be severe with a wind and hail threat. It looks like areas around Orlando, going towards Brevard County, could have a slightly higher risk for that. While not high, a brief, weak tornado is possible between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. across areas south and east of the city.

Once this round of rain and storm passes, our next big story will be our temperatures. We'll be on the dry side for the rest of this week as we remain rain-free until the weekend. 

Wednesday between 4 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. should be dry across central Florida, then we will have to watch another complex of showers and storms that may form across the eastern Gulf of Mexico, and then track across the state during the late morning and midday hours. 

It looks like the worst of this round will miss FOX 35 areas, but we may get clipped with some rain in general, thunder late warning in midday tomorrow, with stronger storms in south Florida Wednesday afternoon.

Temperatures will be warming up in a big way as an indirect result. Afternoon highs will climb well into the upper 80s by Saturday.