Palm Beach County sees tornadoes during brush with Tropical Storm Philippe, Cooler Sunny Days Ahead


Palm Beach County danced with the outskirts of Tropical Storm Philippe over the weekend. The swirling tango of winds produced at least two tornadoes before waning away from South Florida.

Pounding rains brought impressive accumulations to our area with the Saturday-Sunday 24-hour report showing 5.07 inches at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport; 6.71 inches at Palm Beach International Airport; and 5.62 inches in Boca Raton.

But in the wake of Philippe’s rains and winds come cooler temperatures, just in time for costume-wearing candy-seekers.

The outlook for Monday is sunny with a high near 72, a north wind of 6 to 9 mph.

One of the confirmed tornadoes touched down around the 4000 block of 88th Court in Boyton Beach at the South Parry Trailer Village mobile home park, according to the National Weather Service.

Another twister landed at Forest Hill Boulevard and Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach. Both tornadoes made landfall Saturday and were estimated to be between 75 and 80 mph.

The National Weather Service is investigating the possibility that a third tornado occurred in downtown West Palm Beach.

According to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, damage from the tornadoes included mobile homes throughout the Parry Trailer Village in Boynton Beach.

Firefighter crews responded about 6 p.m. on Saturday and searched the neighborhood for victims and assessing damage.

The cold front pushes lows down to the low 50’s tonight but temps will creep back up to a low of around 72 degrees for Halloween night.


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