Strong storms pass through SWFL Sunday evening

Strong thunderstorms and wind gusts swept through Southwest Florida Sunday afternoon and into the evening hours.

The system was part of the same powerful weather front that has been working its way through the central U.S. this week, causing damage and spawning at least one tornado.

On Fort Myers Beach, WINK News’ Oliver Redsten captured the initial impact of the system as it made its way on land from the Gulf.

Waves could be seen crashing onto shore. The system dumped around one inch of rain but recorded wind gusts of 50 mph.

The storm also caused flooding issues on I-75 in North Fort Myers, temporarily shutting down two lanes of traffic due to water pooling on the roadway.

Thankfully, storm damage was limited.

Thanks to viewer Lynn Adams for sending us the video below.

Reporter:Oliver Redsten