Miami air travel disrupted by weather, one confirmed tornado spotted

Waterspout seen off of Miami Beach

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MIAMI (AP) -- Severe weather in Miami spawned one confirmed tornado and is disrupting air travel.

The National Weather Service reported a tornado briefly touched ground Thursday at about 2:30 p.m. one mile west of Miami International Airport.

A second funnel cloud was spotted about 20 minutes later. There were no immediate reports of damage.

Authorities have canceled all tornado warnings, but no planes were taking off or landing  for a time at Miami International Airport due to poor visibility.

Airport spokeswoman Maria Levrant says dozens of flights had been delayed and at least four have been canceled. Some flights were diverted to Palm Beach International Airport, according to a spokesperson.

Just before 4 p.m. the airport Tweeted this: Weather clearing & flights slowly resuming @ #MiamiAirport . Contact your airline with flight-specific questions.

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