A round of severe thunderstorms is expected to sweep through Florida Sunday bringing a threat of damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes.

MIAMI — A sunny start to the weekend across will finish with a round of , with the threat of damaging wind and a few particularly focused on South Florida.

A storm system that brought a few tornadoes to on Friday and is forecast to sweep into Florida on Sunday.

However, with some enhanced wind shear and plenty of available moisture, conditions are ripe for some thunderstorms to turn severe.

Severe weather risk for Florida on Sunday.
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NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has placed the greater and Ft. Lauderdale, plus the Florida Keys, at a Level 2 out of 5 risk for severe weather on Sunday. Threats include isolated tornadoes and damaging gusts of 60 mph.

A level 1 severe weather threat covers a large swath of Central Florida, including , and Ft. Myers.

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The strongest storms will push offshore Sunday evening, ending the severe weather threat. Another round of showers and thunderstorms is expected on Monday before drier and sunnier weather returns for the rest of the week.