FLORIDA WEATHER ALERT

WEATHER ALERT: SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FOR BOCA RATON AND NEARBY AREA

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UPDATE: FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT.

FLORIDA WEATHER ALERT

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. 

SOURCE…Radar indicated. 

IMPACT…Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around 
unsecured objects. 

Locations impacted include… 
Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay, Canal Point, Lion Country Safari  Park, Fremd Village-Padgett Island and Belle Glade Camp. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… 

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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