Recently, we shared that severe weather could impact Disney World this week (particularly today, October 28th). Earlier today we also gave an update as to potential flight delays that could result from weather concerns. Now, we’ve got another update on what you should be prepared for in terms of weather if you’re in Disney World today.
According to the National Weather Service, a Tornado Watch is in effect until 5PM for Orange County, as well as other counties in Florida including Lake County, Seminole County, and Volusia County.
UPDATE: WESH 2 has since reported that the Tornado Watch has been canceled in Orange, Seminole, and Volusia Counties. Now a Tornado Watch is in effect for Brevard and Osceola Counties until 7PM.
A reminder that a Tornado Watch means that “conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms” in and near the area that has been placed under the Tornado Watch.
Part of Disney World is located in Orange County, Florida (the other part is located in Osceola County). As we noted above, the Tornado Watch is currently in effect until 5PM. Of course, weather conditions could change. Be sure to check back with the National Weather Service or another news source as to the latest weather updates.
UPDATE: According to The Orlando Sentinel, the National Weather Service has expanded the tornado watch to include Osceola County. Polk County is also under a tornado watch. As noted above, this tornado watch remains in effect until 7PM.
Important Update: A tornado warning is now in effect for Osceola County. News 6 is advising individuals to seek shelter immediately. This tornado warning is in effect until 5:30PM.
— News 6 WKMG (@news6wkmg) October 28, 2021
The National Weather Service said, “Tornadoes can develop quickly from severe thunderstorms…Although a tornado is not immediately likely, if one is spotted, act quickly and move to a place of safety inside a sturdy structure such as a small interior room.”
If you are in Disney World today, you’ll want to be prepared for a stormy day. We’ve got some resources to help.
- Click here to see what a “severe weather warning” day looks like in Disney World
- Get 4 important tips for handling severe weather warnings in Disney World
- See our list of the attractions that close when there is bad weather in Disney World
- Check out what happened when we wore a Disney World rain poncho on a stormy day
- Click here to see what happened when the Disney Skyliner was halted for an hour due to weather
You can also watch our video below on how to survive the weather in Disney World.
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What are you best rainy day tips for those traveling to Disney World? Tell us in the comments!