Evening briefing Orlando, June 14

Good evening, Central Florida. We're summarizing the day for you with the most important news and your weather forecast.

Your weather planner

We'll end today with a few more storms, but activity will die down overnight as the cells move toward the western side of the peninsula. Expect partly cloudy skies, otherwise lows around 24 degrees for early risers on Saturday.

Drier air will move into Central Florida over the weekend as deep tropical moisture moves east. Rain chances won't completely disappear, but thunderstorm chances will be lower than they have been in recent days, especially on Sunday. Remember to have a backup plan for bringing things indoors in case you hear thunderstorms.

Highs of around 35 degrees Celsius are expected throughout the weekend, with a mix of sun and clouds; isolated afternoon thunderstorms will provide temporary relief from the heat.

Heights: Almost 90

Low points: Mid-70s

Rain protection: 40%

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The big stories of today

1. Supreme Court overturns federal ban on bump stocks
The Supreme Court on Friday struck down a federal ban on “bump stocks,” attachments that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like machine guns.

2. Glen Gilzean announces he will not run for Orange County Supervisor of Elections in November
Orange County Election Commissioner Glen Gilzean announced that he will not run for re-election.

3. Volusia Sheriff orders special event zone along Daytona Beach streets due to unauthorized truck event
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office has established a special event zone along several beach roads in Daytona Beach due to the possibility of an unauthorized trucking event that could cause significant traffic delays this weekend, the sheriff's office said on X.

4. Consumer sentiment remains stable in June, Michigan survey shows
Americans are less confident about their personal finances, according to preliminary results from the University of Michigan's June consumer survey report.

5. G7 heads of state and government discuss migration on second day of summit in Italy
As leaders of the Group of Seven leading industrialised nations began the second day of their summit on Friday, they turned their attention to migration, seeking ways to combat human trafficking and increase investment in the countries from which migrants begin their often perilous journeys.

6. NASA and Boeing announce date for Starliner’s water landing
According to official information, the date for the launch of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft has been announced.

Morning around Central Florida

  • Ticket offer: The Museum of Illusions Orlando at ICON Park is offering half-price children's tickets with the purchase of an adult ticket through June 23.
  • Gag grouper fishing ended: The recreational grouper fishery in state waters of the Atlantic Ocean, including all state waters off the coast of Monroe County, will close at 12:01 a.m. on June 15, coinciding with the closure in adjacent federal waters.
  • Beyond the forecast: The Orange County Government and the Office of Emergency Management will host the Hurricane Expo 2024 at Evans High School on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Beyond Central Florida

Saturday, June 15

  • The G7 summit ends at the invitation of Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and in the presence of the heads of state and government of the other G7 member states – including President Joe Biden.
  • President Biden is hosting a fundraiser for his campaign with former President Barack Obama in Los Angeles. Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel will moderate the conversation. Other guests include actors George Clooney and Julia Roberts
  • Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump is campaigning in Detroit and hosting a community discussion on “how Joe Biden failed the great people of Detroit and the state of Michigan.”
  • 6th Annual Critics Choice Real TV Awards Gala, honoring excellence in nonfiction, reality television and reality programming on broadcast, cable and streaming platforms.
  • 3,000-mile endurance cycling race begins in California for teams
  • Vice President Harris attends the Ukraine Peace Summit in Switzerland.

Sunday, 16 June

  • Father's Day
  • The fourth day of the 2024 US Open golf tournament has come to an end.
  • The 77th Tony Awards for the Theatre Industry, hosted by Ariana DeBose, honor the shows, performances and art of the 2023-2024 Broadway season.
  • Summit on Peace in Ukraine at the Bürgenstock Resort above Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, second day.
  • 40th anniversary of Cirque du Soleil, the Canadian performing arts company that began as a collection of 20 street artists.
  • “House of the Dragon,” season two of the fantasy drama series from George RR Martin and Ryan Condal, airs on HBO and is available to stream on Max.

A new themed area especially for young visitors has officially opened to all guests of Universal Orlando Resort.

The highly anticipated DreamWorks Land replaces Woody Woodpecker's KidZone, which stood at this location for 25 years.

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