Florida Storms Lead to Flooding Threat

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12 Jul 2021 4:10 PM
Several severe thunderstorms have erupted in Florida and the entire state of Florida could see intense thunderstorms throughout the rest of the day today into the evening hours. Strong to severe wind gusts were reported with thunderstorms in South Florida through the middle of the day with a 58mph gust being reported in West Palm Beach. There have been heavy rain and frequent lightning this morning in South Florida and as the daytime heating starts to take over, the rest of the state could see strong wind and small hail in the additional storms. Although there is not a highlighted area for tornadoes, the threat for waterspouts is still possible. Most of the storms are likely to be all diurnally driven with only isolated storms lingering past sunset. Storms are likely to set up and be slow movers thus creating a flooding risk on the eastern and southern side of the state. Miami was under a flash flood warning after a quick 2"+ of rain fell in a short period of time around 1:30PM ET. Frequent lightning is also a concern as these storms bubble up over the next few days. As storms remain in the forecast, so does the concern for ponding and flooding - especially in urban areas of South Florida. Thunderstorms can create dangerous water conditions so be mindful of any beach hazards or flags that may be posted. There are areas under moderate and high risks for rip currents the next few days! We will be covering this on WeatherNation in our top weather headlines and in our Eastern forecast which airs at 10 past the hour.
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