Flooded street after tornadoes and gusts of wind in Fort Lauderdale – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by FotoKina
On Monday, there was a fresh risk of severe weather in South Florida, including gusty gusts, hail, and maybe a tornado.
The Miami and Florida Keys regions were under a tornado watch for a portion of Sunday, and there were severe thunderstorms for the second day in a row. There was significant rainfall and wind in the Miami area; a gust of 67 mph was recorded by the University of Miami Health System.
Nonetheless, there were numerous reports of tornadoes from South Georgia to North Florida. During the extreme weather on Sunday, more than 26 tornado warnings were sent out. On Monday, a team from the National Weather Service in Tallahassee will be out inspecting potential tornado damage close to Valdosta, Georgia. The last time Valdosta was under a tornado warning in February, according to the FOX Forecast Center, was in 2009.
The same low-pressure system that brought about the storms over the weekend traversed the Florida Peninsula to the south on Monday. On Florida’s Gulf Coast, the day began dreary before the thunderstorms moved into the South Florida region.
On Monday, thunderstorms will move up the peninsula in a manner akin to that of Sunday, bringing storms to the Interstate 4 corridor.
Additionally, the storm system is causing dangerous maritime conditions on the coasts of both Floridas. Through Wednesday, there is a gale warning in effect for Flagler Beach to Sebastian Inlet. From Tuesday through Wednesday, surf is predicted to be between 6 and 12 feet.
More than 3.5 million people live in South Florida, which includes Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Hollywood. Severe weather is possible there.
The Miami region and the Florida Keys are at a Level 1 out of 5 risk for severe weather on Monday, according to NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center. Large hail, wind gusts above 60 mph, and a probable tornado are among the likely risks.
Before this system moves out, South Florida is likely to see more than an inch of rain on Monday. In certain distant southwest Florida locations, up to two inches may fall.
Better weather is on the way.
The storms will move out into the Atlantic after Monday, which is good news. With a more relaxed weather pattern and milder temperatures, Florida will have some respite.
The enhancement will aid the four astronauts on the private Ax-3 mission who will splash down off the coast of Florida on Tuesday after their return from the International Space Station. The crew’s return to Earth was postponed by several days by SpaceX due to the inclement weather in Florida.
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Melissa’s career in writing started more than 20 years ago. Today, she lives in South Florida with her husband and two boys.