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Tornado spotted over the Everglades, with the possibility of more on the way

A funnel cloud was seen southwest of Griffin Road and west of Pines Boulevard over the Everglades on July 10, 2018, in this image tweeted by NBC 6 meteorologist John Morales.
A funnel cloud was seen southwest of Griffin Road and west of Pines Boulevard over the Everglades on July 10, 2018, in this image tweeted by NBC 6 meteorologist John Morales. Twitter

A tornado captured social media's attention in South Florida on Tuesday evening at the height of rush hour.

The images of a funnel cloud, looming large in the blackened sky over Broward County, with homes along a lake in the foreground, was one such image that led the National Weather Service to note the presence of a tornado over the Everglades just before 6 p.m.

The storm cloud was seen southwest of Griffin Road and west of Pines Boulevard, according to NBC 6 meteorologist John Morales, who tweeted an image of the funnel cloud.

The area where the tornado was spotted is not populated and there have been no reports of damage.



Heavy rain turned the evening commute into a wading nightmare along I-95, with one person posting video from a car on Twitter that showed water swamping the express lanes of I-95 near 79th Street in Miami.

The roadway was "looking more like 'rapids' due to all this rain," the post read.

The nasty weather prompted the National Weather Service to issue an alert just after 7 p.m.

Storms currently moving across Miami-Dade and Broward counties are capable of producing wind gusts up to 55 mph, the NWS said. There is a flood advisory for portions of Miami-Dade until 9 p.m. Small hail and the chance for more funnel clouds remain through the evening.

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