Showers and thunderstorms should wane after sunset

UPDATE 5:25 p.m.: The severe thunderstorm warning for the Boca Raton area has expired. Showers and storms should wane after sunset.

UPDATE 5:05 p.m.: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Boca Raton as meteorologists track a strong system near Deerfield Beach.

The storm is moving east at 15 mph. Areas affected include Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach.

Wind gusts as high as 60 mph, nickel-size hail and heavy rain are possible with this storm.

 

UPDATE 4:52 p.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a broad advisory covering much of Palm Beach County that warns of showers and thunderstorms developing along a line from North County Airport to Lion Country Safari.

The storms are moving southeast at 25 mph.

Meteorologists said winds in excess of 45 mph and funnel clouds are possible with the storms.

The advisory is in effect until 5:15 p.m.

Forecasters warned this morning that cool air aloft could add to strong storms today, increasing the chances of small hail and gusty winds.

At 4:45 p.m., a thunderstorm wind gust of 42 mph was measured in Jupiter.

UPDATE 4:45 p.m.: A strong thunderstorm near Boca Raton has triggered an advisory warning of small hail, funnel clouds and winds as high as 45 mph.

The advisory is in effect until 5:30 p.m.

Previous story: The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather advisory for a strong thunderstorm near Palm Beach Gardens that is moving northeast at 30 mph.

Forecasters said to expect small hail, wind gusts to 55 mph and possible funnel clouds with this storm.

The advisory is in effect until 4 p.m.

Areas affected include West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Riviera Beach, Tequesta, Juno Beach, North Palm Beach, and Jupiter Farms.

Check The Palm Beach Post radar map.