UPDATE 9:30 p.m.: The worst of tonight’s storms are moving offshore, making room for cooler drier air to filter in behind.
National Weather Service meteorologists in Miami have let all warnings expire and expect remaining rainfall to end by 2 a.m.
Sunny skies are expected at least through Wednesday, with overnight lows Tuesday dipping to 55 in West Palm Beach and cooler inland.
The normal daytime high for this time of year is 82 degrees. The normal overnight low is 66.
Rain totals from the South Florida Water Management District show upwards of two inches have fallen since 7 a.m. in at least one are of southwest Palm Beach County.
This time lapse video is from Stacy Hamlin in Royal Palm Beach.
UPDATE 8:43 p.m.: A line of strong thunderstorms moving northeast at 40 mph has triggered a significant weather advisory for areas of central and southeast Palm Beach County, including West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Wellington and Boca Raton.
The advisory is in effect until 9:45 p.m.
About 3,200 Florida Power and Light customers in Palm Beach County are without electricity, including 2,500 in a community near U.S. 441 and Lyons Road.
There are a few flight delays at Palm Beach International Airport.
UPDATE 8:30 p.m.: The severe thunderstorm warning for eastern and central Palm Beach County will expire at 8:30 p.m. The storm that triggered the warning has moved out of the area, according to the National Weather Service in Miami.
UPDATE 8:13 p.m.: A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect until 8:30 p.m. for eastern and central Palm Beach County.
At 8:13 p.m., meteorologists were tracking a thunderstorm over The Acreage and near Wellington moving northeast at 25 mph. The storm has wind gusts up to 60 mph.
UPDATE 8:10 p.m.: A significant weather advisory is now in effect through 9 p.m. for areas of coastal Palm Beach County including metro areas from Boca Raton to Teqeusta.
Torrential rainfall and frequent lightning accompanies these storms.
UPDATE 7:55 p.m.: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for central and eastern Palm Beach County with areas affected including Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Riviera Beach and Palm Beach Gardens.
National Weather Service forecasters said wind gusts of 70 mph are possible with these storms. A gust of 68 mph was recorded west of Pahokee earlier this evening when the storms moved through.
The warning is in effect until 8:30 p.m.
UPDATE 7:45 p.m.: Thunderstorms in southern Palm Beach County have triggered an extension of the significant weather advisory until 8:45 p.m. for areas that include Boca Raton.
Small hail, funnel clouds and wind gusts up to 50 mph are possible with these storms.
UPDATE 7:06 p.m.: Areas in Palm Beach County from Boca Raton to Jupiter are under a significant weather advisory until 8 p.m. as a strong line of thunderstorms moves in from the west.
Forecasters are warning that small hail, funnel clouds, frequent lightning and winds in excess of 45 mph are possible with these storms. Several stronger storm cells are lining up across Central Palm Beach County.
A marine warning for Lake Okeechobee is in effect until 8:30 with a severe thunderstorm capable of producing waterspouts located northeast of Clewiston and moving east.
UPDATE 6:25 p.m.: A significant weather advisory has been issued for western Palm Beach County as a line of storms move in from the Gulf of Mexico.
The advisory is in effect until 7:45 p.m.
Forecasters said small hail, funnel clouds and winds higher than 45 mph are possible with these storms.
By Tony Doris
UPDATE, 1 p.m.: Nine counties on Florida’s west coast are currently under a tornado watch, according to the National Weather Service.
Among these are Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas in the Tampa area, Manatee and Sarasota near the cities of Sarasota and Bradenton, and the Central Florida counties DeSoto, Polk, Hardee and Highlands.
The watch is in advance of a cold front bringing intense storms to the state. This same front is expected to possibly create storms and high winds in our area later today.
ORIGINAL STORY: The National Weather Service reports a cold front moving across northern Florida and the eastern Gulf of Mexico this morning could bring dramatic weather to South Florida this evening and overnight.
Our area faces “marginal risk for severe weather,” Meteorologist Larry Kelly said. But it could get exciting even before the front arrives. Look for scattered showers and thunderstorms in the early afternoon through evening.
“It is possible for these showers and storms ahead of and with the front to produce strong gusty wind of 50 to 60 mph, frequent lightning, heavy rain, small hail, and isolated tornados,” he said.
The National Weather Service is forecasting that scattered showers and thunderstorms will begin after 2 p.m. with wind gusts possibly as high as 26 miles per hour.
Monday should be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 70s and lows overnight in the mid-50s.