ORLANDO, Fla. — An extremely active Monday across Central Florida with an approaching front sparked severe weather.

We had over two dozen tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings issued as storms raced quickly east-southeast. 

An EF-0 tornado is confirmed to have hit Marion County this morning near Santos, with an estimated wind peak of 85 mph. 

The tornado touched down near the Ocala weigh station near I-75. It had an estimated path of 11.5 miles, tossed a construction trailer, snapped trees and caused minor roof and window damage.

A tornado was also confirmed in the Sanford area. The National Weather Service will survey the path of the tornado Tuesday to determine its intensity.

Central Florida Forecast

The front is now south and high pressure is moving in that will keep us quiet the next couple of days.

Mostly clear skies are in the forecast through the overnight hours. The wind will settle down as we head toward daybreak with temperatures falling into the mid to low 60s.

Even though we had a front move through, our temperatures are not expected to drop. Under plenty of sunshine, high temperatures Tuesday afternoon will climb into the mid to upper 80s with a few spots even reaching 90 degrees. The good news is that dry air is moving in and humidity will be low.

The dry and warm weather will continue Wednesday before another front starts to move in Thursday. Rain chances will move in late Thursday and continue into the weekend with temperatures staying in the 80s.

Tuesday will be a great day to get in some yardwork, especially in the morning. Make sure to apply sunscreen, though! The UV index is very high and will only take 15 minutes to start a sunburn.