Florida weather is a whirlwind of potentially dangerous activity today with numerous lighting storms shocking the shore, and swirling waterspouts across The Gulf and Atlantic waters.

The hazardous weather outlook for east, central, and south Florida shores gives locals a lot to look out for today, starting with numerous thunderstorms bringing increased cloud-to-ground lightning strikes, along with damaging winds reaching up to 58 mph.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning strikes, small hail, and torrential downpours of 1 to 3 inches will also be possible with today`s stronger storms.

National Weather Service

A strong chance of developing waterspouts, tornados that form over water, threatens The Gulf waters, potentially moving into The Atlantic, and even further inland over Lake Okeechobee and Biscayne Bay.

These conditions certainly make for less than beachy weather, but if you needed another reason to stay away from the shore today, life-threatening rip currents will be present in area beaches all day, with the highest threat from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

On the heels of these local threats comes Tropical Depression 13, which is forecasted to move into the Florida Straits and Keys next week, potentially enhancing the hazardous weather Floridians are dealing with this week.

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