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Florida Storms Lead to Flooding Threat

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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Alana Cameron was born and raised in Canada in the city of Mississauga, just outside of Toronto. Alana is the oldest of 4 siblings, all close in age, and grew up playing outside with them in all types of weather. After graduating high school, Alana moved to study at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna for a year before transferring to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where sh... Load Moree completed a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Atmospheric Science. Upon completion, Alana moved back to Toronto where she completed a post-grad degree in Meteorology at York University. After her post-grad, she went on to complete another post-grad in Broadcast Journalism - TV News at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. During her final year of studies she had the privilege of interning with the best in the business in Canada at The Weather Network. Once she finished her internship, she got the call from small-town Denison, Texas where she accepted a job as an on-air meteorologist at KTEN-TV, right in tornado alley, covering severe weather from Sherman/Denison (North Texas) to Ada (Southern Oklahoma). After the most active tornado season Oklahoma had seen in May 2019 (105 tornadoes!) Alana is excited to join WeatherNation to cover weather all across the nation. If you're interested in following her on social media she can be found @alanacameronwx!