The storm dumping lots of rain and frequent lightning is now severe.
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Warning National Weather Service Melbourne FL 401 PM EDT Thu Jul 18 2019 The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... South central Lake County in east central Florida... Southwestern Orange County in east central Florida... * Until 430 PM EDT. * At 400 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Horizon West, or near Windermere, moving north at 10 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. * Locations impacted include... Orlando, Apopka, Ocoee, Winter Garden and Windermere. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature`s leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.