Major Storm Moving Through Boca Raton

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The skies are darkening and a series of thunderstorms are now moving through Boca Raton and West Boca.

The National Weather Service just issued this alert:

…A SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHEASTERN
BROWARD COUNTY…SOUTHEASTERN PALM BEACH COUNTY…FOR FREQUENT TO
EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING…GUSTY WINDS FROM 45 TO 55 MPH…UP TO
NICKEL-SIZED HAIL…

* UNTIL 145 PM EDT

* AT 1250 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR LAUDERDALE LAKES…AND MOVING NORTH AT 10
MPH.

* THE STORM WILL AFFECT…
NORTH LAUDERDALE…
SEA RANCH LAKES…
POMPANO BEACH…
NORTH POMPANO BEACH…
COCONUT CREEK…
PARKLAND…
AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.

FREQUENT TO EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING…GUSTY WINDS FROM 45 TO 55 MPH…UP
TO NICKEL-SIZED HAIL…TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS…OR A COMBINATION OF
THESE ARE POSSIBLE. LIGHTNING IS THE NUMBER ONE WEATHER RELATED
KILLER IN FLORIDA. TREES AND OPEN SHELTERS OFFER NO PROTECTION. THESE
WINDS CAN DOWN SMALL TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES…AND BLOW AROUND
UNSECURED SMALL OBJECTS. SEEK SHELTER IN A SAFE BUILDING UNTIL THE
STORM PASSES.