BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The National Weather Service just issued a tornado watch for Boca Raton and the extended Palm Beach County metropolitan area. This is not uncommon as a major storm approaches. Expect the weather to deteriorate throughout the morning and be downright unpleasant this afternoon.
While roads may be passable, local law enforcement is encouraging you to only go out if you absolutely need to. And if you are uncomfortable driving when it rains, this would not be a good day to see if your skills have improved.
Direct from the National Weather Service:
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
904 AM EDT SUN AUG 26 2012
LAKE OKEECHOBEE-BISCAYNE BAY-
COASTAL WATERS FROM JUPITER INLET TO DEERFIELD BEACH, FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM DEERFIELD BEACH TO OCEAN REEF, FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM JUPITER INLET TO DEERFIELD BEACH, FL EXTENDING FROM
20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM DEERFIELD BEACH TO OCEAN REEF, FL EXTENDING FROM 20 NM
TO THE TERRITORIAL WATERS OF THE BAHAMAS-GLADES-HENDRY-
INLAND PALM BEACH-METRO PALM BEACH-COASTAL COLLIER-INLAND COLLIER-
INLAND BROWARD-METRO BROWARD-INLAND MIAMI DADE-METRO MIAMI DADE-
MAINLAND MONROE-COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-
COASTAL MIAMI DADE-FAR SOUTH MIAMI DADE-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH, FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE, FL OUT 20 NM-
GULF WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH, FL EXTENDING FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
904 AM EDT SUN AUG 26 2012
…CONDITIONS DETERIORATING THROUGH THE DAY…
…TROPICAL STORM AND HURRICANE WARNINGS IN EFFECT…
…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT…
…TORNADO WATCH IN EFFECT…
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH FLORIDA.
.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT
PLEASE REFER TO THE LATEST HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENTS FOR DETAILED
INFORMATION AND POTENTIAL IMPACTS ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL STORM
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
AFTER ISAAC DEPARTS THE AREA ON MONDAY, A RETURN TO A MORE
TYPICAL PATTERN OF SCATTERED AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
PLEASE REPORT HIGH WINDS, RAINFALL AMOUNTS, AND ANY FLOODING
REPORTS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN MIAMI.
FOR MORE INFORMATION…VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
MIAMI WEBSITE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MIAMI.
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