Lightning in the area caused a halt to a news conference about the partial building collapse.According to the National Weather Service Miami, strong rains, thunder, and lightning are expected just off the coast.Special Marine Warning: Waters from Deerfield Beach and Ocean Reef FL 20-60 NM, excluding the territorial waters in Bahamas. Coastal waters from Deerfield Beach and Ocean Reef FL 20 NM and Biscayne bay until 10:15 AM ET pic.twitter.com/2l0YPx6ke5 NWS MIami (@NWSMiami), June 24, 2021Rain is expected to continue throughout the morning and into the afternoon before moving on to the west and inland to South Florida.It wasn't immediately clear how weather might affect rescue and search efforts.Showers are moving across #Surfside, with lightning nearby. Around the area of partial building collapse, showers and storms are possible. Stay inside if you hear thunder. @CBSMiami #CBS4 pic.twitter.com/BQkya2kDEz CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami), June 24, 2021Alvaro Zabaleta (a spokesperson for Miami-Dade police) stated that lightning caused people to be evacuated.Larry Kelly, a meteorologist with the weather service, stated that the rain could continue to fall throughout the weekend.His message about lightning was: Get inside when thunder roars.