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National Weather Service says wind damage caused by tornado

BOCA RATON, FL (WFLX) - Update, THU 5 PM: A National Weather Service survey in West Boca Raton has found the wind damage was from a tornado. Winds were 90-100 mph making it an EF-1 tornado that touched down at 7:36 am. The tornado lifted and touched down again as an EF-0 tornado with additional downed trees.

Previously: Gusty winds and heavy rain blew through Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast Thursday morning, causing power outages, numerous downed trees, and one school closure.

The National Weather Service says that emergency management confirmed straight line winds of 50+ mph caused damage in the 700 block Ulrich Rd. in the town of White City, Fla., in St. Lucie County.

Trees were down in Boca Raton at Jog Road across from St. Andrew's School. This caused power outages and classes to be canceled Thursday.

YouReporter Andrew Brodsky said there many trees down in the Woodfield Hunt Club at Victoria Way and Equestrian Drive in Boca Raton.

Chopper 5 flew over southern Palm Beach County where trees fell on homes at were down at the Boca West Country Club.

Also, power lines were down around Boynton Beach and Hagen Ranch roads.

No injuries have been reported.

Rainfall will slowly taper off through the mid to late afternoon, but a few showers could linger into the evening hours.

High temperatures today will be in the mid 70s and winds will be gusty out of the southwest and later the northwest.

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