Rough Weather Hits Central Florida

Some heavy weather rolled through central Florida Tuesday, as turbulence forecast ahead of a cold front brought rain along with it.

Forecasters said they had seen this front coming for a number of days, noting that it was not remotely as bad as severe weather that hit the central Florida area in March of this year.

Tuesday's rains did bring some brief localized flooding, and even forced the temporary closure of South Orlando Avenue in the Maitland/Winter Park area, according to traffic safety officials.

As the first wave of turbulence moved through, forecasters kept their eyes out for an anticipated second wave of overnight rain.

The second rainy system was forecast to be more along the lines of a sustained mild rain, giving way to cooler temperatures for much of the rest of the week.

The storm system of Tuesday did prove problematic farther south in Florida.

Officials in Fort Lauderdale reported at least two tornadoes in that area. 

One twister was reportedly seen near the downtown Fort Lauderdale area, while another was reported to have been in the vicinity of the Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in either case, according to weather authorities.

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