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ORLANDO, Fla. – There’s a chance of severe weather Monday in Central Florida.

A tornado watch, meaning conditions are favorable for tornadoes, is in effect for Marion and Flagler counties until 11 a.m., and a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for nearly all of Central Florida until 3 p.m.

News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges says there will be a 60% coverage of rain in the News 6 viewing area.

“We will see the leading edge of rain ahead of the front by 11 a.m. in Marion and in Flagler counties,” News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. “By 3 p.m., most of the heaviest rain moves right along I-4. We can’t rule out a strong storm or two that could gust up to 50 mph or greater. Frequent lightning and heavy rain could lead to some localized flooding by the afternoon hours.”

High temperatures will be near 90 degrees, with a 60% coverage of rain. The average high on this date is 83. The record highs is 96, set in 1908.

Tuesday and Wednesday will see highs in the upper 80s under sunny skies.

Rain chances return at 40% Thursday.

Highs stay in the mid- to upper 80s from Friday through the weekend, with rain chances at 30-40%.

Watch News 6 for more weather coverage.

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