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

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.