Tornado Watch expires after being issued for South Florida

South Floridians hoping for a typical sunny Sunday might want to keep their plans indoors.

South Floridians hoping for a typical sunny Sunday were better off keeping their plans indoors.

A Tornado Watch was issued for parts of South Florida on Sunday morning. It expired at 3 p.m.

The watch included Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

A solid line of thunderstorms with a history of producing damaging winds and tornadoes moved across South Florida.

The main threats were damaging wind gusts and an isolated tornado. Since the line moved through so quickly, flooding was not a concern and most rainfall totals were expected be less than one inch.

Multiple tornadoes hit the Fort Myers and Marco Island areas so far from the same line.

Line of storms moving toward South Florida has history of producing tornadoes. (WPLG)

A Wind Advisory was also in effect through Sunday afternoon for wind gusts to 35 mph, even outside of any thunderstorms.

After 3 p.m., temperatures are expected to drop into the 60s and should stay there for the rest of the day. There could be a few lingering showers, but no more severe weather is expected.

The cold air will bottom out on Tuesday morning.

The forecast indicates a low of 50 degrees, which will be the coldest air of the season so far. As of now, the coldest was Saturday morning when Miami reached 51 degrees.


About the Authors:

Brandon Orr joined the Local 10 News team in 2018.

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.