National Weather Service forecasters in Miami are expecting another round of robust thunderstorms in South Florida today.
Tuesday’s storms recorded a 55 mph gust of wind at Palm Beach International Airport, which also ended up with 1.74 inches of rain.
The storms are being stirred up by a layer of deep tropical moisture lingering over the area along with frigid temperatures in the upper atmosphere of 19.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
The collision of the two air masses equals and eruption of thunderstorms, which can bring hail, lightning and gusty winds.
High temperatures today should reach near 90 degrees. There is a 50 percent chance of rain.
“The main driving mechanism for thunderstorm activity will be daytime heating and sea breeze boundaries,” forecasters wrote. “A few cells could become strong enough to produce damaging winds and small hail at times.”
Sea breezes help lift the warm surface air into the upper atmosphere.