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Heavy rain and windy Thursday, then thunderstorms expected this weekend

Flood watch for eastern Palm Beach County canceled
Waves crashing against wall of Intracoastal Waterway looking toward The Breakers Palm Beach, Dec. 14, 2023
Posted at 5:51 AM, Dec 14, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-14 20:11:00-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Hazardous marine and beach conditions will continue Thursday and for the rest of the week through the weekend.

Dangerous rip currents, hazardous surf and minor coastal flooding will be possible along the east coast of the Sunshine State.

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A stalled boundary over South Florida is the reason for scattered rain this Thursday and Friday.

Then, a strengthening low moves from the Gulf of Mexico to and across the Peninsula this weekend. This will drag heavier rain across our local areas all day Saturday. This could result in localized flooding.

A flood watch for eastern Palm Beach County has been canceled, but a coastal flood warning continues for the Treasure Coast because of minor coastal flooding during the high-tide cycle.

Gusty winds are expected for at least the next several days with gusts of 40 mph and higher possible along the east coast of Florida. A wind advisory is in effect for the entire Atlantic coast.

Later Sunday, the weather conditions will improve, and a cold front will push all the moisture away from Florida by Monday.

Monday will be drier and cooler but still windy.

Afternoon highs in the low to mid-70s through Saturday, then upper 70s on Sunday, but dipping to the upper 60s and low 70s on Monday. Even chillier by Tuesday morning with lows in the 50s.