More afternoon thunderstorms hit South Florida
Strongest storms packed dime-sized hail, 60 mph wind gusts
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Here we go again.
Round two of strong storms struck Monday afternoon and lasted into the evening.
Much like Sunday, storms began to fire up around 2 p.m. and drifted their way over the East Coast metro. The storms brought high winds, hail, flooding and power outages.
The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for much of Miami-Dade County until 6:45 p.m. A significant weather advisory was also issued for northern Miami-Dade County until 3:30 p.m. and for northern Broward County until 3:15 p.m.
NWS meteorologists tracked strong thunderstorms along a line extending from Godfrey Road to near the intersection of Interstate 75 and U.S. 27. The storms were moving east at 45 mph.
Impacted areas included: Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Sunrise, Deerfield Beach, Tamarac, Margate, Lighthouse Point, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Lauderhill, Coconut Creek, Oakland Park, North Lauderdale, Lauderdale Lakes, Parkland, Wilton Manors, Hillsboro Beach, Sea Ranch Lakes, Lazy Lake and Broadview-Pompano Park.
They tracked strong thunderstorms along a line extending from Hialeah to the Hammocks.
Impacted locations included: Miami, Hialeah, Hollywood, Miramar, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Key Biscayne, South Miami, Surfside, Hallandale, Miami Gardens, Virginia Key, Kendall, North Miami, Doral, North Miami Beach, Aventura, Miami Lakes, Hialeah Gardens and Sunny Isles Beach.
The afternoon storms were so powerful in southwest Miami-Dade that the NWS is investigating whether a tornado touched down there.
Residents in the area of Southwest 122nd Avenue and 152nd Street said power lines came down, as well as some trees.
"It felt like a jet turbine," one neighbor said. "It was loud as hell. Everything just went off, everything started flying. Things got crazy over here. It was bad."
Traffic lights were also out in parts of the area after the storm passed through.
Anthony Casanola told Local 10 News he was driving along Miller Drive and Southwest 129th Avenue when everything turned white outside and the wind picked up, sending a palm tree branch into the windshield of his car.
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