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Stay inside: Thunderstorms expected to torment South Florida through the weekend

That nasty weather that plagued South Florida Wednesday afternoon is expected to continue through the weekend.

The National Weather Service forecasts periods of showers and thunderstorms with above normal rain chances continuing into the weekend. Heavy rainfall and localized flooding could be possible.

The action started in mid-afternoon Wednesday when the weather service issued a severe thunderstorm warning at 3:35 p.m. for northern Miami-Dade County, Central Broward County and South Central Palm Beach until 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.

A line of severe thunderstorms was spotted along a line extending 13 miles northwest of Coral Springs to near Miccosukee Resort, moving east at 15 mph.

Wind gusts hit up to 60 mph, flinging quarter-sized hail in parts of Miami-Dade and Broward.

Lightning struck two people, killing one, Wednesday afternoon in Parkland, according to the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department.



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