Flooding, Storms Hit South Florida

The National Weather Service warns that lightning can strike up to ten miles outside a storm.

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    Heavy rain left South Beach flooded Sunday afternoon. NBC 6's Gilma Avalos reports. (Published Saturday, Apr 13, 2013)

    What started off as a warm and muggy morning turned into a gloomy afternoon in South Florida.

    Saturday's hot and humid conditions brought heavy rain and lightning, with reports of flooding in Miami Beach.

    The unstable weather was caused by a weakening cold front that moved toward the Lake Okeechobee region, according to the National Weather Service.

    Forecasters advised people to stay indoors and remember that lightning can strike up to 10 miles away from a storm.

    RAW VIDEO: Heavy Rain Leaves South Beach Flooded

    [MI] RAW VIDEO: Heavy Rain Leaves South Beach Flooded
    South Beach became flooded after heavy rains Saturday, Apr. 13, 2013. (Published Saturday, Apr 13, 2013)

    The National Weather Service also issued a heavy wind and hail advisory. They warned of potential for wind gusts of 50 to 60 miles per hour and nickel-sized hail, but forecasters said the main threat is lightning.

    Forecasters cautioned boaters should be wary of changing currents.

    Weather Forecast -- 8 a.m. -- Apr. 13, 2013

    [MI] Weather Forecast -- 8 a.m. -- Apr. 13, 2013
    Showers and storms likely this afternoon. (Published Saturday, Apr 13, 2013)

    Lows will fall to about 73 degrees Saturday night.

    Sunday will be mostly warm and sunny, but scattered storms and showers will come back for the work week.

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