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Flood concerns

Posted by Vivian Gonzalez

*Flash flood warning in effect for Extreme Northeastern Miami-Dade including the city of Miami Beach until 3:30pm.

The morning started off not as busy as yesterday. It wasn't until mid-morning when the radar started lighting up with showers and storms. A flood advisory was issued for Northeast Miami-Dade and flash flood warning for Miami Beach. We have had rounds of rain the last several days and any little bit of rain will be causing headaches on the roadways. In fact, Fast Track Traffic reported lots of delays and accidents throughout the early morning commute.

All the ingredients are present to see heavy rains throughout today. We have an upper-low in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, high pressure to our East in the Western Atlantic Ocean and deep tropical moisture to South in the Caribbean. All that moisture is being dragged our way and that means a good chance of rain is in the forecast.

When will see brighter skies and drier weather? The forecast is still looking cloudy and damp for Friday, but the rain chances are lower. We have seasonal chances for inland afternoon storms as another area of high pressure builds. Some of the computer models are now suggesting that on Saturday we could see some additional rain showers due to a weak tropical wave currently over Puerto Rico. Waves are so fickle, so if the moisture holds, Saturday will be wet. Sunday looks drier with high pressure strengthening over the Southeast United States.

Have a great Thursday and make it a safe one!

Vivian Gonzalez

Meteorologist

WSVN Channel 7  

Posted 07/18/13, 6:34am
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