MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Forecasters are keeping an eye on an area of low pressure located across the panhandle of Florida along with a trailing cold front which is approaching Florida’s west coast now.READ MORE: Celtics run past Heat 93-80, move 1 win from NBA Finals
A strong upper level wind direction South-Southwest combined with an easterly wind at the surface are another set of ingredients for storms to possibly rotate, creating a recipe for tornadoes.
Tornado watches continues for Miami-Dade and Broward through 5PM.READ MORE: South Florida family knows firsthand effects of nationwide baby formula shortage
The strongest storms have moved out of Broward, but light to moderate rain continues for a few more hours there.
In Miami-Dade, strong thunderstorms have a better chance of producing a brief tornado anywhere in the county through 5 p.m.
The worst conditions are now moving east from downtown Miami back to Doral with winds over 50 mph possible and very heavy rain that could cause some street flooding.MORE NEWS: South Florida woman's bout with COVID included hair loss: 'This isn’t normal shedding'
All of these storms will be off the coast by 5 p.m. with a few hours of lighter rains lingering through about 8 p.m. The skies will clear overnight.