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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Canceled for South Florida

The robust front brought potential impacts of heavy rainfall, strong winds, localized flooding and isolated tornadoes.

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    Squall Line Moves Away From South Florida

    NBC 6 chief meteorologist John Morales breaks down how the squall line affected South Florida Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018.

    (Published Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018)

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    A severe thunderstorm watch issued for South Florida was canceled Thursday evening as a cold front dumped heavy rain and wind throughout the state.

    The watch, which included Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe and Palm Beach Counties, was issued until 9 p.m. but was discontinued just before 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

    Thursday was warm and windy before a cold front brought the threat of severe weather, including heavy rainfall, strong winds, localized flooding and isolated tornadoes.

    The squall line of thunderstorms was ahead of schedule and moved through South Florida starting at around 6 p.m. It is expected to move offshore into the night, leaving windy and cloudy weather for Friday.

    A wind advisory was issued for Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties Friday from 7 a.m. until 1 a.m. Saturday, with winds up to 35 mph. Temperatures are expected to be in the 70s.

    Expect dry, sunny and comfortable conditions from Saturday into Christmas.

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