Update, 7 p.m.: The storms which had split the county along a north-south line have broken up — a powerful cell is currently over Palm Beach Gardens, while another is making its way north through Loxahatchee Groves.
Another strong line of storms is making its way through the communities around Lake Okeechobee, including Pahokee, Belle Glade and South Bay.
Update, 6:25 p.m.: Strong thunderstorms continue to hover over central Palm Beach County, with a group of powerful storms ranging from areas west of Boynton Beach north to the Grassy Waters Preserve, just west of Palm Beach Gardens.
Forecasters with the National Weather Service say these storms could “limit the vision of motorists and cause ponding in poorly draining areas.”
Update 5:20 p.m.: An impressive line of thunderstorms is bisecting inland areas of Palm Beach County from Jupiter to Boca Raton.
National Weather Service forecasters are warning of small hail, 55 mph wind gusts and frequent lightning with storms hitting inland areas of South Palm Beach County.
A significant weather advisory is in effect for south county until 5:18 p.m.
An advisory is in effect for coastal Palm Beach County and metro areas until 6:15 p.m. Forecasters said they were watching a thunderstorm capable of producing funnel clouds near Lion Country Safari moving northeast at 20 mph.
Areas affected by the storm include West Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, Tequesta, Royal Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens.
Previous story: The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather advisory for northern areas of Palm Beach County as a strong thunderstorms moves northeast from Indiantown at 10 mph.
Forecasters said excessive lightning is the biggest concern from the storm, but that hail and wind gusts up to 55 mph are also possible.
Areas affected include Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, the Acreage, Limestone Creek and Jupiter Farms. The advisory is in effect until 5:15 p.m.
Cloud cover through much of the day delayed heating, but West Palm Beach still reached 90 degrees today.