A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Coastal Palm Beach, Inland Broward, Inland Miami-Dade, Inland Palm Beach, and Metro Palm Beach due to the effects of Hurricane Ian. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible somewhere within the watch area, generally within the next 48 hours.
The National Weather Service has also placed all of South Florida, including, the Town, under a Tornado Watch until 5pm this evening. This watch is expected to be continued until Hurricane Ian travels North. A Tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for a tornadic activity.
Tropical storm-force winds will continue to spread from south to north over the Florida Keys and southern Peninsula Tuesday morning and afternoon. Tropical storm-force winds may begin as early as Tuesday evening across portions of South Florida and Wednesday morning across Central Florida. A Flood Watch remains in effect for all of the Florida Peninsula, with the possibility of 4-6” of rain possible locally and higher amounts of 8“ in some areas.
Town officials warn the public to remain cautious on local roadways as weather conditions are expected to deteriorate later this evening. As previously stated, heavy rainfall is likely to be the main threat, with gusty winds, rip currents, and waterspouts/tornadoes possible as additional threats. Please remain cautious and connected to local media outlets for more information as Hurricane Ian approaches.
For more information, please stay connected by visiting the Town of Palm Beach Website at www.TownofPalmBeach.com and signing up of Town of Palm Beach Alerts.