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VIDEO: Chopper 5 gets up close look at lightning in southern Palm Beach County

Posted: 7:08 AM, Aug 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-30 07:08:35-04

Thunderstorms coming off the Atlantic Ocean lit up the skies of South Florida on Thursday morning, bringing downpours and multiple lightning strikes. 

Chopper 5 was high above Lake Worth at 6:45 p.m. when a large strike occurred off in the distance toward Boynton Beach and Delray Beach.  (Watch the video below)


Thankfully Johann Hoffend and Chopper 5 were at a safe distance from the storm when the strike occurred. 

Drivers should watch out for brief downpours associated with these storms during the morning commute.