Flood advisory issued for Palm Beach County, nearly 1,500 without power

Update: 5:12 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for southeastern Palm Beach County with forecasters tracking a storm over Boca Raton moving southeast at 45 mph.

Update 5:11 p.m.: Nearly 1,500 Palm Beach County residents are without power as storms continue to rake through southeastern areas of the county.

According to the National Weather Service, a powerline is down near Congress Avenue and Belvedere Road.

Update 4:47 p.m.: An urban flood advisory is in effect for southeastern Palm Beach County until 6:45 p.m.

Radar is estimating 2 to 4 inches of rain has fallen this afternoon and could cause street flooding in low lying areas and those that have poor drainage.

Update 4:20 p.m. A significant weather advisory for up to 55 mph winds and small hail was issued for southeastern Palm Beach County.

Forecasters are tracking a line of thunderstorms extending from Lion Country Safari to 13 miles east of Okeelanta. The storm is moving east at 15 mph.

The advisory is in effect until 5 p.m.

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Update 4:12 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for areas of east and central Palm Beach County.

Forecasters are monitoring a storm over Wellington that is moving east at 20 mph.

Wind gusts of 60 mph were detected on radar. Hail less than an inch in diameter is also possible.

“Expect damage to roofs, siding and trees,” the warning notes.

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Update 3:46 p.m. Several strong thunderstorms near Lion Country Safari are moving east at 20 mph.

Forecasters warn that frequent lightning, hail and wind gust up to 55 mph are possible with these storms.

Locations affected include West Palm Beach, Riviera Beach, Jupiter, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Greenacres and Lake Clarke Shores.

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The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for inland and coastal areas of Palm Beach County as a strong thunderstorms begin popping up with the daytime heating.

Forecasters said one storm over Boynton Beach, which is moving east at 20 mph, is capable of gusting winds up to 55 mph, small hail.

Areas affected include West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Greenacres and Lake Clarke Shores.

The advisory is in effect until 4 p.m.

While storms have just begun brewing in Palm Beach County, 6.67 inches of rain has already fallen in areas of Miami-Dade County.

A marine warning has also been issued for waters off Palm Beach County.

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