Hundreds without power in Delray Beach area after severe overnight weather

Lightning strikes on the horizon near the Palm Beach International Airport as a cold front sparked thunderstorms through the area, January 23, 2017. (Greg Lovett / The Palm Beach Post)

Lightning strikes on the horizon near the Palm Beach International Airport as a cold front sparked thunderstorms through the area, January 23, 2017. (Greg Lovett / The Palm Beach Post)

DELRAY BEACH — Hundreds of homes along Delray Beach’s coastline and just west of the city are without power after severe overnight weather, according to Florida Power & Light.

The company expects all power to be restored by 9 a.m, with some areas getting power back as early as 7:30 a.m.

More than 100 homes in the northeast portion of the city, including homes east of the Intracoastal, lost power just before 3 a.m. About 75 homes and businesses in downtown Delray Beach south of Atlantic Avenue also lost power just before 3 a.m.

Some homes near Barwick Road as well as west of Military Trail are also without power, FPL reports. Crews have been dispatched to the areas, and the exact cause of the power-loss is under investigation.

To check on outages in your area, use FPL’s online Power Tracker map.

tornado watch and tornado warning were issued for Palm Beach County overnight, but cancelled by 4 a.m. The National Weather Service says to expect a breezy day with possible gusty showers in the afternoon.

» READ: The latest on severe weather in Palm Beach County

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