The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for the Parkland area of northeast Broward County.
The warning is in effect until 3:15 p.m. for northeastern Broward and extends into southeastern Palm Beach County.
According to the service, a tornado was spotted over Parkland at 2:45 p.m. Friday over Godfrey Road and Coral Springs, moving east at 10 mph.
Weather officials warn of potential for flying debris and damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles. Mobile homes are particularly vulnerable.
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If you are in any of the following areas, the weather service recommend that you take immediate shelter: Coconut Creek, Mission Bay, Hamptons at Boca Raton and Whisper Walk, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Boca Pointe and Boca Del Mar.
Also: tornadic thunderstorms could impact Morikami Park, Hillsboro Ranches, Hillsboro Pines, North Pompano Beach, Boca West, Ramblewood East, Villages Of Oriole, South County Regional Park, Sandalfoot Cove and Boca Raton Equestrian.
By 3:30 p.m. the storms in north Broward weakened and the tornado warning was lifted. But severe thunderstorms remain in the Parkland area.
The weather service also warns of potentially strong thunderstorms in Miami-Dade as wind and rain moves in from the Everglades.
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