Storms expected in Central Florida: Timeline and potential impact

Storms are expected to roll through Central Florida on Thursday, setting up for a wet end to the work week.

Post-tropical cyclone is moving over the central U.S. Gulf Coast, bringing massive rainfall to Texas of Louisiana. The system is slowly crawling north at about 2 mph. Flash food watches have been activated for portions of southeast Louisiana, across southern Mississippi and Alabama, and through the Florida Panhandle, through Friday.

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As the remnants of Nicholas move toward Florida, expect a high coverage of thunderstorms on Thursday night. The models are indicating strong storms moving over the viewing area, mainly after 5 p.m.

The main threats to Central Florida will be heavy downpours, strong wind gusts, and frequent lightning.

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The rain chance will remain elevated through this weekend. By Friday night, some spots across the viewing area could even see over two inches of accumulated rainfall.

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