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Heavy rain and gusty winds from Tropical Storm Eta hit southern Palm Beach County

Flash Flood Warning in effect for southeastern Palm Beach County until 11:45 p.m. Sunday
Posted at 6:25 PM, Nov 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-08 23:46:40-05

BOCA RATON, Fla. — The effects of Tropical Storm Eta are being felt in southern Palm Beach County on Sunday.

In Delray Beach, squalls of heavy rain are moving in at Atlantic Avenue and A1A, and in Highland Beach, cars are driving through several inches of floodwater on A1A.

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect until 2 a.m. Monday for southeastern Palm Beach County, including Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, and Highland Beach.

WPTV reporter Miranda Christian said the drains are overflowing at the busy intersection of Glades Road and Federal Highway.

Heavy rain and gusty winds have picked up along the Boca Raton coast as night has fallen, with some describing the rain as "stinging."

At times on Sunday, the waves were so rough, they were coming up to the pavilion off Palmetto Park Road.

Our WPTV news crew saw many people coming out to the pavilion on Sunday afternoon to see the surf, with those folks saying it was the "Florida thing" to do.

Two students from Florida Atlantic University said they didn't expect the wind and rain to be this intense.

"I feel like I didn't think it was this bad yet," said Heather Gold.

"We were on the way here and I was like, I wonder what it's gonna look like?" said Becky Bock. "The ocean is really, really far up."

Just north of Boca Raton, after the sun went down, the windy conditions picked up even more in Delray Beach. Some wind gusts knocked down palm fronds near Atlantic Avenue.