UPDATE: FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT.
BY: WEATHER TEAM | BocaNewsNow.com
UPDATE: 5:52 p.m. — Expect strong thunderstorms through 7 p.m.
UPDATE: 4:22 p.m. — A flood watch is now in effect through midnight for the BocaNewsNow.com coverage area. The National Weather Service issued this advisory:
WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible.
WHERE…A portion of South Florida, including the following areas, Coastal Broward, Coastal Miami-Dade, Coastal Palm Beach, Metro Broward, Metro Miami-Dade and Metro Palm Beach.
WHEN…Through this evening.
IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas. Storm drains and ditches may become clogged with debris. Extensive street flooding and flooding of creeks and rivers are possible.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS… – Recent rainfall accumulations have led to saturated ground across coastal and metro southeast Florida. Additional excessive rainfall possible through Friday could lead to additional flooding.
The flood watch follows this thunderstorm advisory issued mid-day Friday:
This is the text of the advisory:
Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Miami FL
229 PM EDT Fri Jun 10 2022
…A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of northwestern Palm Beach County through 315 PM EDT…
At 229 PM EDT, National Weather Service meteorologists were tracking a strong thunderstorm over Fremd Village-Padgett Island, or near Pahokee, moving east at 15 mph.
HAZARD…Winds in excess of 40 mph.
IMPACT…Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around
Locations impacted include…
Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay, Canal Point, Lion Country Safari Park, Fremd Village-Padgett Island and Belle Glade Camp.
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.
Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.
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