Special weather statement issued for northern Palm Beach County

UPDATE, 6:35 p.m.: Palm Beach Post radar shows the second cell has expanded, and is currently over Grassy Waters, stretching east to North Palm Beach. This is in conjunction with a second National Weather Service advisory, as this thunderstorm continues to move east.

The NWS also warns of localized flooding, and lightning.

UPDATE, 6:15 p.m.: Most of the original storm has moved offshore, but a small cell is hovering over the Lion Country Safari area.

UPDATE, 6 p.m.: Radar now places the storm over an area stretching from North Palm Beach, south to Riviera Beach, and west from the shore to Florida’s Turnpike.

UPDATE, 5:50 p.m.: According to Palm Beach Post radar, the story is now centered over Grassy Waters Preserve, west of Beeline Highway.

ORIGINAL STORY: The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for parts of northern Palm Beach County as a strong thunderstorm is being tracked heading east at 15 mph.

Torrential rain, winds in excess of 30 mph and pea-size hail may be possible with this storm.

Frequent lightning is occurring with this storm, forecasters said. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm.

At 5:22 p.m., the storm was located over Lion Country Safari.

 

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