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South Florida Under a Flood Watch

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Rainy season is living up to its name and wet weather continues to roll into the area as South Florida dodges heavier storms for the rest of the work week. A flash flood watch has been activated for the Treasure Coast, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties until 8 a.m. Friday. Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee counties are under a flood watch until Saturday afternoon.

The treasure coast has received over 20 inches of rain in the last 10 days with massive flooding reported in Hobe Sound and Palm City. According to the National Weather Service, Thunderstorms: Scattered thunderstorms will continue through today and tonight across most of South Florida. The strongest storms could contain heavy rainfall and gusty winds especially across the interior and west coast this afternoon. Wind: The strongest thunderstorms could contain wind gusts up to 50 mph. Waterspouts: Waterspouts are possible over the Gulf of Mexico waters, Lake Okeechobee, and the Atlantic waters today. Flooding: Some of the showers and thunderstorms could contain heavy rainfall which could lead to some localized flooding in urban and poor drainage areas. A flood watch is in effect through Friday morning.