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Spooky Funnel Cloud Spotted In South Florida

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A funnel cloud was spotted in densely populated south Florida on Sunday morning, prompting a tornado warning for part of the Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area.

The funnel cloud (pictured) was spotted at about 11:40am EST just west of Davie, Florida, about 7 miles southwest of downtown Fort Lauderdale and 15 miles north of downtown Miami. No tornado was reported, but the storm showed enough rotation on radar to prompt a warning for eastern Broward County Sunday morning. The funnel cloud was located between Pembroke Pines and Davie, Florida, a heavily populated portion of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area.

Florida has seen 25 confirmed tornadoes so far in 2015, 36 below the year-to-date average of 61, according to the Storm Prediction Center.

The storms are part of a slow-moving cold front pushing through south Florida, and it’s brought significant rain to the region this weekend. Behind the front, however, temperatures are expected to drop significantly but skies are expected to stay bright through much of the upcoming week.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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