A nearly-stationary storm is producing heavy rain, gusty winds, and frequent lightning in the area just east of the attractions. The National Weather Service has issued a Significant Weather Advisory for the storm, which juuuuuust barely includes SeaWorld. The remainder of the attractions are sandwiched in between the stronger storms, and maybe, just maybe Magic Kingdom will get in tonight’s July 3rd pre-Independence Day fireworks without a hitch.
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL 625 PM EDT WED JUL 3 2019 ...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SEMINOLE...CENTRAL ORANGE AND NORTHWESTERN OSCEOLA COUNTIES UNTIL 715 PM EDT... AT 623 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER OVIEDO. THIS STORM WAS NEARLY STATIONARY. OTHER STRONG STORMS WILL OCCUR SOUTHWARD ACROSS UNION PARK, BUENA VENTURA LAKES, KISSIMMEE AND POINCIANA. WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... ORLANDO, KISSIMMEE, SANFORD, ALTAMONTE SPRINGS AND OVIEDO. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM, AND MAY LEAD TO LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.