Tornado watch issued for all of South Florida

Watch stands until 5 a.m. Monday

With an unusually strong storm system passing through South Florida overnight, a tornado watch has been issued for Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe County.

Thunderstorms will sweep across all of the area during late night hours, bringing the risk of isolated tornadoes, flooding and damaging winds.

A tornado watch is issued when weather conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms that are capable of producing tornadoes.

The Keys will be the first to get hit by the storms, especially the Lower Keys in the afternoon. Key West has already experienced flooding.

Miami-Dade and Broward will see the greatest risk for severe weather after sunset, it will linger through the night into Monday morning.

It is possible that the worst weather occurs for much of the area very late tonight, while people are asleep.

Be sure to have the Wireless Emergency Alerts on your phone turned ON (they are by default), and to have your phone turned on and near you while you sleep in order to be alerted.

The Weather Authority Team will be staffed and monitoring the storms through the night, breaking in on-air when necessary.

About the Author:

Luke Dorris joined the Local 10 Weather Authority just in time for Hurricane Irma in 2017.