Thunderstorms, Rip Currents Likely In Boca Raton

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — If you are enjoying the refreshing breeze and not-too-intense heat in and around Boca and South Palm Beach County, prepare for a big change. The rain we’ve lived without for the past few days is likely on its way back. Expect strong thunderstorms off-and-on and with them, the ever-present risk of strong rip currents.

Here’s the latest tonight from the National Weather Service:

...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT AND NEXT FEW DAYS...
...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ATLANTIC BEACHES...

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

RIP CURRENTS: STRONG EASTERLY FLOW WILL RESULT IN A CONTINUED HIGH
RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT THE EAST COAST BEACHES THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT.

THUNDERSTORMS: ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT. THE
PRIMARY IMPACT WILL BE OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING STRIKES AND LOCALLY
HEAVY RAINFALL.

FLOODING: LOCALIZED HEAVY RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE ALONG THE ATLANTIC
COAST TONIGHT. THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR ISOLATED STREET FLOODING
AND FLOODING OF POORLY DRAINED LOCALES ACROSS SOUTHEAST FLORIDA,
ESPECIALLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WIND: EASTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE AND AVERAGE 20 TO 25 KNOTS OVER
THE LOCAL GULF WATERS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IS LIKELY TO REMAIN HIGH ALONG THE ATLANTIC
BEACHES THROUGH THE LATTER PART OF THE WEEK AS NORTHEAST TO EAST
WINDS CONTINUE.

THE POTENTIAL FOR LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE ON WEDNESDAY
AS A SURFACE TROUGH TRANSPORTS DEEP TROPICAL MOISTURE INTO THE REGION.
THE HEAVY RAIN RISK COULD EVEN CONTINUE THROUGH LATE IN THE WEEK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WIDESPREAD SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED, ALTHOUGH
SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT ANY FLOODING TO THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI.

FOR MORE INFORMATION...VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
MIAMI WEBSITE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MIAMI.
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