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Wind advisory issued after storms knock down trees and knock out power

Severe weather downs trees, damages homes in Miami Springs

Residents of Miami Springs woke up to major damage to their trees, homes and cars on Monday after a storm passed through the area. The neighborhood was under a tornado warning briefly overnight.
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Residents of Miami Springs woke up to major damage to their trees, homes and cars on Monday after a storm passed through the area. The neighborhood was under a tornado warning briefly overnight.

A tornado watch that had been issued for Miami-Dade and Broward counties until 6 a.m. Monday has been canceled.

But roads are slick from overnight rainfall and a wind advisory is in effect until 7 p.m.as a cold front moves through the Southeast.

A watch was issued by the National Weather Service because conditions were favorable for tornadoes to develop.

While that concert is over, a rip current advisory is in effect all day.

The gusty weather has disabled some traffic lights and brought down powerlines as morning commuters hit the roads. More than 12,000 people in Miami-Dade and Broward lost power into the morning hours.

Trees and powerlines are down at Okeecobee Road and Red Road iin Hialeah, shutting down the area. Several large trees came down in Miami Springs.

The front is the same front that wreaked havoc in Georgia and other southern states Sunday. As of 8:45 p.m., at least 18 people had been killed in the severe weather.

By Monday morning, the storm is expected to have pushed through, leaving clear skies in its wake. Cooler temperatures are also on the way. Monday and Tuesday’s lows will be in the 50s and 60s, with highs in the mid- to upper-70s.

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