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Brief tornado touches down near Treasure Coast International Airport

Possible tornado near Treasure Coast Airport, June 30, 2022
Posted at 5:30 AM, Jun 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-30 17:35:54-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A short-lived tornado touched down Thursday near the Treasure Coast International Airport in St. Lucie County, according to the National Weather Service.

Air traffic controllers at the airport received a pilot report and observed a brief tornado touchdown just northwest of the airport.

Officials said the tornado was only on the ground for a minute and produced no damage.

WATCH VIDEO OF THE TORNADO

Brief tornado touches down near Treasure Coast International Airport

Isolated strong storms will continue through 6 p.m. with rain ending in the early evening. More severe storms are not expected.

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Highs this afternoon will be in the upper 80s with heat index values in the upper 90s to triple digits. Scattered showers and storms are possible through sunset.

Tonight, lows in the mid-upper 70s with some spotty showers into the overnight hours.

Tomorrow, some rain near the coast in the morning, then showers and storms pushing inland for the afternoon hours. Highs in the low 90s.

For the weekend-early next week, drier air settles in with high-pressure building. Some afternoon storms possible, but mainly around the lake. Highs in the upper 80s-low 90s.

Late next week, moisture increases ahead of a tropical wave, and rain chances go up. Highs in the upper 80s.

Tropics: 

  • Potential Tropical Cyclone Two:

-No impacts to the U.S.-Will move west into the SW Caribbean Sea over next 24 hours where it has a brief period to strengthen before making landfall over Southern Nicaragua or Northern Costa Rica by late Friday then moving into the Eastern Pacific by Saturday

  • Area in Western Gulf of Mexico:

-2 day formation chance: 40%-5 day formation chance: 40%
-Heavy rain expected across parts of the Texas coast over next few days

  • Wave in Atlantic

-2 day formation chance: 10%-5 day formation chance: 10%