Numerous showers and thunderstorms today in South Florida

South Florida can expect numerous showers and thunderstorms starting early this afternoon as the boundary from a front that has stalled across the area interacts with daytime heating.

Man walks through downpour in downtown West Palm Beach along South Olive Ave. just south of Clematis St. Wednesday afternoon, May 4, 2016.

Man walks through downpour in downtown West Palm Beach along South Olive Ave., May 4, 2016.

The National Weather Service in Miami said east winds will focus the storms over coastal areas first, before pushing them inland with an inch or more of rain possible.

Cool air high in the atmosphere – about 14 degrees at 18,000 feet – means some of the thunderstorms could be severe with wind gusts upwards of 40 mph, small hail and frequent lightning.

Flooding may also be a concern with the heaviest rains.

Today’s high temperature in West Palm Beach should reach at least 86 degrees. There is a 50 percent chance of rain.

 

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