T-Storm Watch in Broward Monday Morning | NBC 6 South Florida

T-Storm Watch in Broward Monday Morning

Severe thunderstorm watch until noon



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    OKEECHOBEE, FL - JULY 25: A roadway winds along the rim of the Herbert Hoover Dike for 140 miles encircling Lake Okeechobee July 25, 2006 near Pahokee, Florida. The dike has been a source of renewed interest after Hurricane Katrina caused Lake Pontchartrain to overflow its levee system. The Army Corps of Engineers has begun a 25-year, $300 million effort to shore up the earthen wall. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    A severe thunderstorm watch will be in effect in Broward County Monday until noon as developing thunderstorms may produce hail one inch in diameter as well as damaging winds up to 70 mph.

      A severe thunderstorm watch means conditions are favorable for severe storms.  If a severe thunderstorm forms, a severe thunderstorm warning will be issued for the affected areas.
    A severe thunderstorm warning is issued when thunderstorm wind gusts reach 58 mph or higher, one inch diameter hail (quarter size) or greater, or a tornado.
    In addition, severe thunderstorms contain dangerous lightning and produce heavy downpours.
    Tornadoes can form with little advanced noticed. If you see a tornado or a tornado warning is issued in your area, move to an interior room on the bottom floor of your home.
    Lightning can strike from more than 10 miles away, so seeking shelter immediately is very important when you hear thunder or see lightning.