The massive blob of low pressure that pushed through South Florida Tuesday left a lasting impression.
Three Boca Raton firefighters were injured by a lightning strike, traffic was snarled, hail pelted south Palm Beach County and some incredible photos were taken.
Boca Raton was hit hardest by Tuesday’s storms, which had stalked in from the Gulf of Mexico and were fueled by the powerful collision of warm, moist air and Florida’s faithful afternoon sea breeze.
It’s the second time in less than a week that Palm Beach County’s southernmost city and its suburbs were beset by violent weather.
Here are a few photos from throughout South Florida, including some incredible shelf clouds. Shelf clouds are caused when a downdraft from a thunderstorm crashes to the ground and spreads out in all directions. The part that spreads in front of the storm, called the outflow, is what causes the shelf cloud.