MIAMI (AP) — Meteorologists say at least one tornado has touched down in Miami as Phillipe strengthened into a tropical storm.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Chuck Caracozza said the tornado briefly touched down in a residential area near the Tamiami Fairgrounds in Miami on Saturday. He told the Miami Herald the twister was responsible for some roof damage, snapping a few small trees and tearing apart some wooden fencing.
South Florida received heavy rains and thunderstorms for most of the day and night Saturday. Parts of the region were under tornado warnings.